The Oldest Protestant Church Building West Of The Alleghenies
Rehoboth Church is a historic log cabin-style Methodist church in the countryside of Monroe County, West Virginia, 2 miles east of the town of Union. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, it is renowned for being the oldest existing church building in West Virginia.
Built simply of logs hewn from the forest, Rehoboth Church naturally deteriorated as the years passed. Restoration efforts began in 1927, when the entire structure was repaired. By the early 1960s, the building was still in sturdy condition, and it was even used periodically for worship services.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 1974. Today, a small museum stands on the site near the church.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONRehoboth Church
Person Interviewed: Ken Stockwell
Title: Pastor Currator
Date: April through October
Hours: Thursday through Saturdays 11am-5pm Sundays 1pm-5pm
Location: Monroe County, West Virginia
Address: HC 83, Box 154, Union, WV 24983
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