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First Methodist Episcopal Church at Deckertown
Sussex, Sussex County


Deckertown became the town of Sussex, but the general area has also been known as Wantage and several of the early churches carry that place in their name. The Methodist society was organized in 1858 and the church erected in 1857, according to Honeyman, but I suspect this building is later. The unequal size of the towers and the rose window are later elements.
     Honeyman also notes the existence of the Wantage Methodist Episcopal Church and the North Wantage Methodist Episcopal Church—known as the Red Church, but I have not sorted that out yet.





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