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Mt. Arnon Baptist Church

Mt. Arnon Baptist Church, Allendale, has extant records from 1839, although see below.  I believe this church dates from before 1822. This church is in beautiful condition today. You must see it on the inside. A hypertext link below is to a 12 page history of the church. Richard N. Côté lists this church as "Mt. Arnold."  

The church apparently has more ancient origins that are recognizedin the documents below.  In the 1822 probate bundle for my ancestor John Gill is a citation appointing Thomas Gill  (his son) as administrator to the estate of John Gill dated 12 August 1822.  At the bottom is the statement "Published on the 22th day of September 1822 at "Arnon Church" By me James Prescott preacher of the gospel.  Image of the lower portion of this document.  This is almost certainly the earliest extant reference to this church.

Picture of Mt. Arnon Baptist Church taken in 1998.
Mt. Arnon Brief Overview (Courtesy of Robert Strauss!)
Mt. Arnon History
Mt. Arnon Meeting Actions (Courtesy of Robert Strauss!)
Mt. Arnon Cemetery

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