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Colesville Methodist Episcopal Church
Colesville, Sussex County

Colesville was settled relatively early, but this congregation was not started until 1873, although it can reasonably trace its roots to the “Red Church”— the North Wantage Methodist Church which was organized in 1837 (and long since disbanded). By 1887 when the town boasted of two hotels, two blacksmith shops, two stores, and a gristmill, there were enough members to consider building a church, and a suitable plot of land was donated. For many years the congregation shared a minister with the Methodist church in Libertyville, which has since disappeared.



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