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Township, Sussex County
Christian church in Balesville is quite a departure from the standard
Christian plan, which is generally a stucco-over-stone building with
very little "architectural decoration." This building is basically
a Greek Revival plan, although I believe the entry vestibule is later.
The congregation was organized in 1826, about the
time the earliest Christian churches in the region were founded.
The building was erected in 1856, and it is now known as the Balesville Congregational
Christian Church. The Christian Church merged with the Congregational Church
sometime in the 20th century, but other branches of the Christian/Campbellite
Church—mostly in western Pennsylvania and the mid-south remain independent.