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Johnsonburg Christian Church
Johnsonburg, Warren County
The building, erected in 1846, is stucco over stone, with several nice
refinements in the cornice and lintel over the door. The belfry (if
that's what it was), much
deteriorated, now sits in the ground adjacent to the church.
denomination grew out of the revivals of the early part of the 19th
century and their churches were occasionally referred to as Unitarian owing
to a misunderstanding of their basic philosophy. They are definitely Christian
but were open to some theological diversity.
This congregation was organized about 1826 by a leading revivalist,
organized one nearby in Great Meadows and
at least two in Hunterdon county.
were held in the Episcopal mission in town. The church (but not this building)
the legend of the White Pilgrim, for which see Henry Beck, Tales and Towns
Northern New Jersey.
church is similar in style to several other Christian churches in
the area, although a little more refined in the door surround. See,
for example, the Christian church in Little
York (Hunterdon County).