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Turkey Cove in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seminary United Methodist Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. Seminary United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The Seminary United Methodist Church was established in 1851 in Turkey Cove. Over the years this structure has served as a church, a school and a Masonic Lodge. Its first of board of trustees included W. N. G. Barron, James F Jones, Henry C. Slemp, John W. Slemp, and John Snodgrass. W. W. Farthing was the first circuit rider. The building, made of local brick, originally had a wooden second story. It was damaged by fire in the 1860s; only the brick walls remained. A committee was appointed in 1873 to rebuild the structure. Heavy winds about 1923 caused further damage. When repairs were made, memorial stained glass windows were installed.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-24.)
 
Location. 36° 48.658′ N, 82° 50.042′ W. Marker is in Turkey Cove, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Seminary Church Loop (Old U.S. 58) and Seminary Road (County Route 708), on the left when traveling north on Seminary Church Loop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Stone Gap VA 24219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turkey Cove (a few steps from this marker); Members of Congress
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Seminary United Methodist Church Marker
(approx. one mile away); Donelsonís Indian Line (approx. 2.6 miles away); Southwest Virginia Museum (approx. 4.7 miles away); Carl Martin (approx. 5 miles away); Big Stone Gap (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Stone Gap (approx. 5.2 miles away); Origins of Big Stone Gap (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced another with the same number but titled “Seminary Methodist Church” that was erected between 1937 and 1941. That marker read, “The foundation of this Methodist church was laid in 1851 and built from brick made near the church. The first Board of Trustees: Henry C. Slemp, W.N.G. Barron, James F. Jones, John W. Slemp, John Snodgrass. First Circuit Rider: W.W. Farthing.”
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
3. Seminary United Methodist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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