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Cokesbury Methodist Episcopal Church
Cokesbury, Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County

 

The name Cokesbury comes from the two early Methodist bishops, Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke, who held services in this area in the waning years of the eighteenth century. The congregation was formally organized in 1810 and this fine Greek Revival building erected in 1851. It follows a plan almost identical to churches in Chester, Griggstown, Colts Neck, Harlingen, South Bound Brook and Mount Holly, all erected within a year or two of 1851.

 

 

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