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Waldwick Methodist Episcopal Church
Waldwick, Bergen County

One history of the county asserts there were Methodist camp meetings in the immediate area between 1785 and 1790; I do not question that there were gatherings in which a Methodist preacher spoke to residents, but that is a little early for the days long emotional revivals that we think of today as camp meetings. In any case, a Methodist society had been established near Waldwick by 1797 and the congregation built two previous churches before they erected this fine structure in 1867. It was apparently renovated in 1908, as both dates are found on the cornerstone.




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