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Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rehoboth Church

 
 
Rehoboth Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2012
1. Rehoboth Church Marker
Inscription. Oldest extant Protestant church west of the Alleghenies. Erected 1786 on land donated by Edward Keenan. Bishop Francis Asbury preached here in July 1788, held three Methodist conferences in 1790ís, and performed the first Methodist ordination west of the Alleghenies. Named a Methodist shrine in 1960 an listed on the National Register in 1974.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.288′ N, 80° 30.475′ W. Marker is in Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 3 and Rehoboth Church Road (Local Route 3/8) on State Route 3. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union WV 24983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rehoboth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union College (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gen. John Echols House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Crook's Occupation of Union
Rehoboth Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Rehoboth Church Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); William Porcher Miles (approx. 2 miles away); General John Echols (approx. 2 miles away); Union (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .  Marker on the Church Itself. Take a few minutes and drive up to the church and museum, just two tenths of a mile from this marker. (Submitted on June 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Rehoboth Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2012
3. Rehoboth Church
The church GPS Coordinates are 37.5899N 80.5059W
Rehoboth Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2012
4. Rehoboth Church Marker
“This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places y the United States Department of the Interior.”
The Rehoboth Museum Center image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
5. The Rehoboth Museum Center
The church and museum is open April through October from 11 to 5 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 on Sunday. There is covered picnic pavilion on the grounds and rest rooms at the museum.
Previous Rehoboth Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
6. Previous Rehoboth Church Marker
The previous, undated, roadside historical marker can be found in the museum next to the church, in the lobby. It reads: “Indians were still about when Rehoboth Church was dedicated by Bishop Asbury in 1786, and rifles as well as bibles were carried by the worshippers. This is the oldest church building west of the Allegheny Mountains.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on June 2, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5, 6. submitted on June 2, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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