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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 mountain.

 

 

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