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Jacksonville Presbyterian Church
Jacksonville, Burlington County

 

This small frame church was erected about 1860, I believe. The fellow who contributed the article on the church to Woodward & Hageman's History of the county had a sense of humor:
    The meetinghouse is occupied semi-occasionally, the pulpit being
     supplied by some philanthropic young man from Princeton, or
     some dyspeptic old gentleman from the city who desires the
     exhilarating influence of the free and fresh country air upon his
     weakened lungs.
The only thing that author knew with certainly is that the church was more recent, in organization and construction than the Methodist church (which he noted in 1880 was even then abandoned by its congregations and left to the bats and moles who found in its loneliness a congenial home).

 

 

 

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