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Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church
Union, Union County

The congregation trudged about six miles to the church in Newark or Elizabeth until they established their own in 1730. That church was burned by the British during the war, but this solid meetinghouse-style building was erected to replace it in 1783. The front is dressed stone and the sides are brick. The Presbyterian church in Springfield (1791), the Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth (1822), and the Reformed church in Millstone (1822) all follow this basic plan. Note the great similarity of the belfry here to the Springfield and Millstone churches.




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