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Old School Baptist Church
South River, Middlesex County


Baptists came early to nearby Middletown but I am uncertain about the founding date of this early Old School Baptist congregation. The church was erected in 1805, according to the cornerstone, but in 1795 if we accept the date offered by the local historical society. In any case, the building is in fine condition. It once served as the town's public library and is now a museum.




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