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Lamington Presbyterian Church
Lamington, Somerset County



Presbyterians settled in the western section of Somerset County almost as early as the Dutch Reformed; this congregation was organized in 1740, when they built their first church within the present cemetery. This church was built in 1826 on the south side of the road, and moved in 1885 to higher ground. The used "numerous bars of yellow soap, oak timbers and a horse and windlass." They'd "soap the timbers, start the horse and the building would move a few inches."
      It has undergone several major renovations, the most recent of which grafted the Gothic belfry onto a Greek Revival building in 1854.

 

 

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