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Third Reformed Church of Raritan
Raritan, Somerset County


This is the only Reformed church in Raritan, but at one time the general area, including all of Somerville, was known as Raritan, and Somerville has three other Reformed churches.     
       The church was erected in 1851, but I suspect the elaborate steeple is a later addition. Compare this building to the Reformed churches in Griggstown, South Bound Brook, and Harlingen and the Methodist church in Cokesbury. And there are similar buildings in Colts Neck, South Branch, Mt Holly, East Millstone, Cranbury and Princeton, all derivative from the same design.




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