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Shrewsbury, Monmouth County
Set on a large tract at the major crossroads in Shrewsbury, across the
road from Christ Church and the First Presbyterian Church, one might
conclude that among Shrewsbury's earliest settlers were the Quakers.
They organized in 1672, and this meetinghouse was built in 1816. In
design it is very similar to the meetinghouses of south Jersey, although
this, and the ones in Manasquan and Plainfield, were shingled frame
buildings instead of brick. It has the traditional arrangement of two
entrances with pent roofs, a gallery inside and split seating for men