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Zion Methodist Episcopal Church
Rock Mills, Hillsborough Township, Somerset County
By 1843 there were enough people living on the Sourland Mountain in
Somerset and Hunterdon counties to warrant organization of a congregation.
In1865 they built this solid building of local fieldstone. The land
was not fertile, but churches must have considered the area hospitable,
for the Christian (Campbellite) church, the AME church and a mission
organized by Reformed and Presbyterian churches built chapels on the