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Dutch Reformed Church of Branchville
South Branch, Somerset County


Dutch Reformed congregations in Somerset County were much taken by this Greek Revival design, as there were at least six built between 1846 and 1851—at Griggstown, Raritan, South Bound Brook, Harlingen, and East Millstone, in addition to this one in what was then called Branchville. There is another in Colt's Neck (Monmouth county) and several that have not survived. The congregation was organized in 18__ and this building erected in 1851. Although the siding is now aluminum, the columns and much of the belfry are original wood.
     The congregation is now known as the South Branch Reformed Church.




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