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Mansfield Baptist Church
Port Murray, Warren County

In 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.




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