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  early churches of New Jersey

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Summerfield Methodist Episcopal Church
Summerfield, Warren County

This small church is about the size of a one-room school. It was erected about 1857 by a congregation that was organized in 1835. There is a large burial ground to the rear.
     There are some nice decorative elements (notice the dentils above the center window and under the roofline), but on the whole, it is clearly a work of folk art. The foundation is fieldstone and the church still has its original wood planking, a bit of a rarity among early Methodist churches.

 

 

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