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West Portal Methodist Episcopal Church
Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County
The church was founded in 1849, built 1849 and remodeled in 1876, which
is, presumably when the stained glass windows were added.
A private home near the West End Iron
Mines, located here, was one of the preaching places on the Asbury Circuit.
West Portal was also known as West End and Bethlehem. The West Portal
churches is one of the smallest in Hunterdon county, but nicely maintained.
Except for the stained glass windows, it might be mistaken for a one-room