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Mount Hope Christian Church
Montgomery Township, Somerset County

The Christian Church gained a number of members in the area in the 1830s and 40s, when a half dozen congregations were organized, mostly in Hunterdon but with two in Somerset and one in Warren.The Mt Hope Christian Church, located on Mountain Church Road, was built sometime before 1880 but perhaps as early as the 1860s. It continued to hold services well into this century, but I am unsure when they were discontinued. It is now a private residence. The editor of the 1881 History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties refers to it as "that feeble Unitarian society on the mountain," confusing the Unitarians with the Campbellite Christian denomination, which he also does in the instance of the Christian church in Little York.




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