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Mansfield Township, Burlington County
I am sure this is the original Mansfield meetinghouse, built about 1783. The
a frame building, and this looks very much like the early meetinghouse in Upper
Springfield, built in
1727, near Wrightstown.
it was moved
yards to accommodate a new large brick meetinghouse.
Both are located on
206, but there is no sign announcing either.
Woodward & Hageman's History of Burlington
that early meetings in the area were held in various homes (the book mentions
several names) until
1783 when four Preparative Meetings were established—in Mansfield, Arneytown,
Upper Freehold, and Upper Springfield. Each of these had a membership of nearly
two hundred fifty. It appears there were two meetings in the township at that
time, Mansfield and Lower Mansfield.