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Sam Black Church in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sam Black Church

 
 
Sam Black Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 26, 2012
1. Sam Black Church Marker
New metal marker replaced older wood marker in 2009.
Inscription. Built in 1901, church building was dedicated in memory of the Rev. Sam Black (1813 - 1899). He preached here in the 1880s - 90s. Born in Rupert & licensed in 1840, Black was a Methodist circuit rider almost fifty years. Sam Black Church, a spiritual landmark, became a place name on highway maps without a post office by the same name.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 37° 53.925′ N, 80° 37.85′ W. Marker is in Sam Black Church, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Midland Trail W Road (U.S. 60) near junction with Sam Black Church Road (County Route 60/5), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. In front of the church. About a 1/2 mile south of Interstate 64 exit 156. Marker is in this post office area: Smoot WV 24977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenbrier Ghost (approx. mile away); Rupert (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fort Donnally/Border Heroes (approx. 5.2 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 5.2 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace
Previous Sam Black United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
2. Previous Sam Black United Methodist Church Marker
(approx. 6.7 miles away); Meadow River Lumber Company/United Methodist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away); Greenbrier County / Summers County (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
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Sam Black Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 26, 2012
3. Sam Black Church Marker
Looking east on U.S. Route 60, church on the right.
Sam Black United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
4. Sam Black United Methodist Church
Marker is to the right of the church.
Sam Black Church Marker and Church image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 26, 2012
5. Sam Black Church Marker and Church
Sam Black United Methodist Church on U.S. Route 60.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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