“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

New Creek in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Claysville United Methodist Church

Claysville United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Nelson, September 19, 2010
1. Claysville United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Congregation was organized in 1849. The church, constructed in 1850 of lumber produced on a water-powered sawmill and furnished with seats of chestnut, hand finished, is in an excellent state of preservation. It was first used as a combined church, school and community building. During the Civil War both Union and Confederate troops held services here, the time depending on who temporarily controlled the valley.
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 39° 20.547′ N, 79° 4.03′ W. Marker is in New Creek, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 50 and West Virginia Route 93, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 50. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Creek WV 26743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. John Green
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(approx. 2.7 miles away); Nancy Hanks (approx. 3.6 miles away); Vandiver - Trout - Clause House (approx. 4 miles away); Mineral County / Grant County (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mineral County / State of Maryland (approx. 6.8 miles away); Keyser / Averell’s Raid (approx. 7˝ miles away); Potomac State College (approx. 8 miles away); a different marker also named Keyser / Averell’s Raid (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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