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First Presbyterian Church of Cokesbury
Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County

In the 1880s a group from the nearby Methodist church split off to form this church. Apparently a contentious lot, they continued to dispute among themselves about the size of the choir loft and who was permitted to sit there; in 1934, the membership had petered out to the point were most of the remaining members joined the Methodist church, which acquired the property. The building was used as a Sunday School until 1966, when it became a private residence.

It was listed for sale in late 2003.




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