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Manahawkin Methodist Church
Manahawkin, Ocean County


Manahawkin was one of the earliest settled areas of Ocean County, but this Methodist church was not organized until 1806, long after a congregation had been formed in West Creek. This fine Gothic building was put up in the 1870s, I believe. It has unusually buttresses that slope from the group to the cornice, and a most unusual steeple/cupola. The interior walls and ceiling still have the original molded tin, and all has been nicely maintained.




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