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Bethlehem Baptist Church ruin
Union Township, Hunterdon County


So many members transferred out of this church to ones nearer their homes in Cherryville, Clinton and Lebanon that the congregation was depleted and the building abandoned by 1900. The stucco over stone building was built in 1858. Although the roof collapsed long ago, the four walls are still remarkably intact. Some in the community see it as a safety hazard and would like to see the building torn down. The building can be clearly seen on the south side of Interstate 78 west of Clinton.




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