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The Union Baptist Church has occupied a prominent place on ''Baptist Hill'' for many years and has been photographed by many a visitor to Mystic. The following is a just a fragment of the legacy of this dynamic and ever changing church.

The Union Baptist Church met for the first time on September 1, 1861 upon the culmination of efforts to join the congregations of the Second and Third Baptist Churches together. The Second Baptist Church had begun as a small church on Fort Hill in the town of Groton in 1765. In 1831 the population in Mystic had grown to the point where a new Baptist Church was needed and Third Baptist Church was formed. By 1861, both congregations saw the need to join together. The building that houses The Union Baptist Church was formed by conjoining the two church buildings together.

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