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Elizabeth in Wirt County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Ruble Church

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Ruble Church Marker
Inscription.  One of the oldest "still attended" churches in the state, it was built in 1835 of hand-hewed logs. Much effort has been expended on the preservation of church's original appearance. It is heated by a pot-bellied stove and lighted by kerosene lights. Deed book states that all denominations, except those of "Northern Principles," were welcome. Many graves in the church cemetery predate the Civil War.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number WI 1.)
 
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° 0.336′ N, 81° 20.448′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, West Virginia, in Wirt County. Marker is on Little Kanawa Pkwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth WV 26143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rathbone Well (approx. 1˝ miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 1˝ miles away); Elizabeth (approx. 4.9 miles
Ruble Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Ruble Church Marker
away); Ritchie County / Wirt County (approx. 9 miles away); Cairo & Kanawha (approx. 9.2 miles away); First County Court (approx. 9.3 miles away); Camp Kootaga (approx. 9.9 miles away); Spencer (approx. 14.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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