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Rehoboth Church
Monroe County Fixture Oldest Protestant Church Building West Of Alleghenies


Rehoboth Church is a historic log cabin-style Methodist church in the countryside of Monroe County, two 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 Dec. 31, 1974. Today, a small museum stands on the site near the church.

Rehoboth Church

Rehoboth Church Person Interviewed: Ken Stockwell
Title: Pastor/Curator
Location: Monroe County, West Virginia
Address: HC 83, Box 154, Union, WV 24983
Phone: 304-772-3518
Website: www.gcah.org/site/c.ghKJI0PHIoE/b.3524025/
EMail: kcstockwell@frontier.com

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