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Clinton Methodist Episcopal Church
Clinton, Hunterdon County
The first Methodist meetings in Clinton were held in homes in 1832
when the circuit rider came to town. By 1839 there were enough people
to erect a building on the present site. There are no records to indicate
whether it burned or was torn down to make way for this building, which
was put up in 1863. The plan is similar to about 15 Methodist, Presbyterian
and Reformed churches in the Somerset-Hunterdon area; only the Presbyterian
church in Westfield is an earlier exemplar of this particular design.
Note the Tuscan arch in the steeple, which
is common in churches in Hunterdon, but rare elsewhere in the state.