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Mansfield Baptist Church
Port Murray, Warren County
1842 the Baptists in this area organized and built this stucco over
stone building. The tower is much later, probably about 1890, and it
is clear that the entrance has been moved from the center of the gable
end to the side, through the tower. The reason may have been that the
congregation decided in the 1890s to move the baptistery indoors and
needed to move the entrance as an accommodation. Before that baptisms
were apparently held in the Morris canal which lies a few hundred feet
front the church.