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Paw Paw in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mount Olive United Methodist Church Site

 
 
Mount Olive United Methodist Church Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 25, 2020
1. Mount Olive United Methodist Church Site Marker
Inscription.  On this site, from 1888 - 1996, stood the first African-American Methodist church in Morgan County. Mount Olive United Methodist Church, formerly Paw Paw Methodist Episcopal Church, was built by trustees: William Blue, William Ruebottom, George Gales, James Johnson, James Howard, Charles Butlett and Thornton Taylor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 39° 31.922′ N, 78° 27.494′ W. Marker is in Paw Paw, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Street (County Road 16) and Bevans Lane, on the right when traveling north on Winchester Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Bevans Ln, Paw Paw WV 25434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paw Paw / Paw Paw Tunnel / The Fruit (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paw Paw (about 700 feet away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paw Paw Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paw Paw, W. Va Honor Roll
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Going Against the Grain (approx. 1.3 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paw Paw.
 
Mount Olive United Methodist Church Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 25, 2020
2. Mount Olive United Methodist Church Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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