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Vincentown Methodist Episcopal Church
Vincentown, Burlington County

  

In 1774 the Methodists organized in this area (a very early congregation) and built this, their second church, in 1853. This building is essentially identical to several other Greek Revival style churches erected by Methodist congregations in the 1850s. The accentuated pediment and heavy brackets, pilasters, and a Georgian door can be found from Trenton through Burlington and Salem counties. There are even good examples in Belvidere (Warren County, 1855) and across the Delaware in Easton, Pennsylvania, also 1855.)

There is a hint in the old records that the previous church may still exist, but I was not able to identify it.

 

 

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