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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.