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Rockaway Reformed Church at Whitehouse Station
Readington Township, Hunterdon County

Like the Reformed church in Lebanon, the Presbyterian church in Fairmont and the Lutheran church in Oldwick, this congregation can trace its inception to a German Reformed church in the area where services were held between 1731 and 1749. It was a log church located in Potterstown, then referred to as Rockaway, a couple of miles west of the present church. When those several congregations coalesced into the Lutheran church in Oldwick, no services were held in this area until 1792 when a group of Dutch families determined to start a Dutch Reformed church. They built their first church in 1808 and their second in 1850. This, the third Rockaway Reformed church, was built about 1898 of local stone in another variation of the Akron Plan. None of the three were built on the same site but all three were probably built almost within sight of each other.




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