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Lamington, New Jersey
unincorporated community
Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Somerset
Township Bedminster
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 877657

Lamington is an unincorporated community located within Bedminster Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. It contains the Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery and the Lamington Black Cemetery.

The name

"Lamington" is a corruption of the Native American word for the nearby stream, the "Allemetunck" or the "Loamatong". Its name means "the place within the hills" or "the place of paint clay." There are 113 recorded variations on the spelling of Lamington, including "Alamatunk," "Lametunk" and "Lamberton."

The church

The Lamington Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1740. Church membership included Scots-Irish Presbyterians, Dutch and German settlers, tenant-farmers, large and small landowners, lawyers, teachers, millers, weavers, tailors, other craftsmen and workmen, slaves and freed blacks.

National Register of Historic Places

The Lamington Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as district #84002802.


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