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Three Churches in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mount Bethel Church

 
 
Mount Bethel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Mount Bethel Church Marker
Inscription.  The Presbyterians established a church near here in 1792. At first called the Mountain Church in 1808, it became the nucleus of Presbyterian work in Hampshire County under the auspices of the Rev. John Lyle. The Rev. James Black reorganized the congregation in 1812 and the newly formed congregation was named Mount Bethel. The present church, built of logs in 1837, is the oldest house of worship in this county.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 24.107′ N, 78° 39.236′ W. Marker is in Three Churches, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Three Churches Hollow Road and Jersey Mountain Road on Three Churches Hollow Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Guns Of Jacob Sheetz (approx. 1.4
Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church and Marker
miles away); Wire Bridge Engagement (approx. 3.7 miles away); Camp Washington (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Forman (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old District Parsonage (approx. 6.7 miles away); W. Va School for the Deaf and Blind (approx. 6.8 miles away); Romney In The Civil War (approx. 6.8 miles away); Town of Romney (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church
In Memory of Sons of This Community image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
4. In Memory of Sons of This Community
1869 - Rev. Charles Scanlon A.M., LLD. - 1927
Secretary Board of Temperance and Moral Welfare Presbyterian Church, USA
Represented the United States by appointment of four Presidents to five international congresses on alcoholism in Europe
Honorary treasurer World Prohibition Federation
President American Section

1875 - Rev. David Howard Scanlon PhD., D.D. - 1950
Eighteen years pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Durham, N.C.
Board of Directors - Davidson College - distinguished Administrator

1853 - Rev. Michael Patrick Scanlan - 1877
Pastor, Waverly, Maryland Methodist Episcopal Church South

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help" Psalm 121
 
 
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