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Near Mount Clare in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Center Branch Church

 
 
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1. Photo of This Marker is Not Available
Inscription.  Organized in 1818 by 19 members of Simpson Creek Baptist Church wanting a house of worship nearer to their homes. Original log building stood below road. Present structure was erected in 1854.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 14.822′ N, 80° 18.874′ W. Marker was near Mount Clare, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker was on Buckhannon Pike (West Virginia Route 20) 0.4 miles south of Cost Avenue (West Virginia Route 58), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Mount Clare WV 26408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Veteran Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nutter's Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Jackson Cemetery
Center Branch Church Marker Pole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2021
2. Center Branch Church Marker Pole
This pole is what remains of this historical marker.
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Clarksburg Defenses (approx. 2.4 miles away); Palace Furniture Building (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
Center Branch Oldest Baptism image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2021
3. Center Branch Oldest Baptism
The wooden sign just north of the marker’s location reads, “Center Branch, Oldest Baptism In Harrison County Since September 24, 1818. Quiet Dell United Methodist Church.”
Center Branch Baptism Location on Elk Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2021
4. Center Branch Baptism Location on Elk Creek
This view is from where the marker used to be.
Center Branch Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
5. Center Branch Church
The church is on Turkey Run Road, across the road from the marker’s location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Jul. 3, 2022