While going through the picture archives, we found a photograph of the original Oxford Colonial Methodist Church, formerly located on Church Street. In its place now is the CenturyLink building.
The original church was built in 1867 and cost about $900. In 1882, a second structure was built (including a spire) and cost over $10,000. The church then purchased the old grist mill next to the Furnace and repurposed it as a church, which was dedicated in 1913.
According to the deed, the old mill was purchased from the Empire Steel & Iron Co. by the Trustees of Oxford Methodist Episcopal Church on 22 May 1912 by the Trustees of Oxford Methodist Episcopal Church. (Doc 2943, page 407)
“Being the lands and premises commonly known as the Old Mill Property at Oxford Furnace, Warren County, New Jersey.”
If you're looking for something to do outdoors with the family, visit Jennifer at White Lake in Hardwick Twp. this Sunday.UPCOMING EVENTS AT WHITE LAKE NATURAL RESOURCE AREA:
Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1-4 PM, Naturalist, Jennifer Correa-Kruegel will be set-up by the boat launch with her “Ask a Naturalist” table full of fun hands-on artifacts to learn more about the nature at White Lake. Stop by on your hike around the lake or on your way for a paddle!
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Join Aaron Rosado, Land Steward for White Lake, for a “Full Moon Paddle”! Please call to reserve at 973-937-8748. This is a “bring your own kayak or board” event and the gates will be open until 9:30 PM. ** All inflatable paddleboards- please pump at the parking lot, in the grass so the traffic flow can be smooth.