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Corner New School Baptist Church
East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County
a meeting in 1834 a group composed in part of members from the Amwell
in Flemington resolved to erect a building to be known as the Baptist
meetinghouse at Weerts Corner. Land
for the church and burial ground was donated and the building was
that year. Curiosly, there
were two other Baptist congregation nearby, but one was a German
(Dunker) congregation and the other, in Hopewell, an Old School church;
apparently the Baptists were notable, even then, for splitting on
basis of doctrinal disputes.
Note the oculus window above the front
entry, the modified lancet windows and the neoclassical trim on the
roofline in this building,unusual in a backwater hamlet.
building is now a private residence.