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Finesville Methodist Episcopal Church
Finesville, Warren County
straddles the Musconetcong, about half in Hunterdon and half in Warren,
but both churches lie in Warren. This modest stucco-over-stone
erected in 1879 by Methodists on the site of a previous union church the Methodists
shared with Lutherans, Presbyterians, and Christians. When Methodist members
of the union church wanted their own building in 1878, that original church was
sold to them; it was torn down and this building erected on the site. The Christians built
another church a few blocks away, and the Lutherans and Presbyterians presumably
found a home in nearby Riegelsville, Holland, or Lopatcong—by that date,
the region was fairly well churched.
Methodist Bishop Asbury preached in this vicinity in 1810, long before the congregation
was organized, although Snell and others connect his visit to the eventual establishment
of this church.