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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hermon Methodist Church

Appomattox County, Virginia

 

—c.1870-1969 —

 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Hermon Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Hermon Methodist Church was established in c.1870 in Appomattox County, Virginia. The church was named for the biblical Mount Hermon. It was located east of Route 24 on what is now property of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. A graveyard visible from the highway indicates the old church site. In 1900 Hermon Methodist Church was dismantled and rebuilt near the foot of Piney Mountain, east of Oakville in Appomattox County. Mr. W.H.S. Barlow and his wife Florence Hamilton Barlow donated two acres of land for the church. Here families gathered—as many as four generations at once—to worship and support each other through the passages of life.

Like many rural churches in the 20th century, Hermon Methodist closed because of declining membership in 1969. With great pride in their past and generosity of spirit, the Hermon trustees authorized disassembly of the church in 2004 for use in the construction of the Cemetery’s Bicentennial Chapel. Today old Hermon Church lives on in the Old City Cemetery.
 
Location. 37° 24.834′ N, 79° 9.449′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
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Hermon Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Hermon Methodist Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel and Columbarium (here, next to this marker); Ivy Chapel Union Church (here, next to this marker); Site of Glanders Stable (a few steps from this marker); The Quartermaster’s Glanders Stable (a few steps from this marker); Lynchburg’s First Public Hanging, 1830 (a few steps from this marker); Iron Fencing (within shouting distance of this marker); Station House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg, Virginia, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Old City Cemetery. The oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use today - central Virginia's most unique public garden. (Submitted on May 29, 2014.) 
 
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Chapel and Columbarium image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Chapel and Columbarium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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