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Square Presbyterian Church
Hamilton Square, Mercer County
Presbyterian church in Hamilton Square is a large (40 x 60) brick
Greek Revival building, erected in 1867. It is the congregation's
third church and sits across the street from the burial ground where
the original church was sited. It featured a 120 ft steeple, but that
was destroyed in a hurricane in 1877 and was not replaced. The 1862
pulpit from the second church was transferred to this building.
The congregation shared ministers with
the Allentown and Dutch Neck churches for years, but large revivals
in the 1850s brought in additional members and the church was able
to afford its own minister.