Cokesbury, New Jersey

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Cokesbury, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Historic church in Cokesbury
Historic church in Cokesbury
Cokesbury, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Cokesbury, New Jersey
Cokesbury, New Jersey
Cokesbury, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Cokesbury, New Jersey
Cokesbury, New Jersey
Location within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°41′00″N 74°50′11″W / 40.68333°N 74.83639°W / 40.68333; -74.83639Coordinates: 40°41′00″N 74°50′11″W / 40.68333°N 74.83639°W / 40.68333; -74.83639
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Clinton and Tewksbury
Established 1704
Cokesbury Historic District
NRHP Reference # 97000802[1]
Added to NRHP July 17, 1997

Cokesbury is an unincorporated community located on the border of Clinton and Tewksbury townships in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

History[edit]

Cokesbury was founded in 1704. The first known settler was a German immigrant named Mindurt Farley. When Farley died in 1790, his farm was passed to his son Joshua. A man named Conrad Apgar built a tavern, but it was destroyed by fire in April 1812. A hotel was built by John Farley, Mindurt's other son. In 1815, the Cokesbury church was completed and the community was thriving. However, the post office constantly misspelled Cokesbury as Cokesburg. Unfortunately, the town started to fall in the 1880s. The wheelwright shop and the hotel closed. In 1915, the post office also closed. Shrinkage continued during World War II.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed December 20, 2014.

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