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Allport ME

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Location: PA 53, village of Allport
Municipality:
Morris township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the interchange of I-80 and PA 53, go miles south on PA 53.  The church building is on the left. In the north end of Allport, ½ south of the Bigler-Allport cutoff.
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1888,53 – church building erected
    
1988,310&311 – merged with Centre Hill, Kylertown and Munson to erect the present Gethsemane United Methodist Church
     1990,351 – discontinued
     1994,220&350 – abandoned
     1995,337 – sold

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    The building has been remodeled into apartments, with the sanctuary converted into upstairs units.


Ansonville ME

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Location: Ansonville Road, village of Ansonville
Municipality:
Jordan township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Ansonville is on PA 729, 5.5 miles northwest of Glen Hope.  At the intersection of PA 729 and Ansonville Road, go east on Ansonville Road about 100 yards.  The church stood on the south side of the road, across from the commercial circular drive.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1899,48 – Ansonville circuit purchases parsonage in New Millport

Brief History:
      This appointment was on the New Millport charge.  The church building here was erected in 1890 and dissembled in 1946.  The pictured fire pit was constructed using stones from the structure.

Final disposition:
 


Banian ME

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Location: PA 453, community of Banian
Municipality:
Bigler township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Banian Junction is on PA 453 about ½ miles south of Madera.  The railroad bed is still visible, but the tracks are gone.  The exact location of the church building is unknown

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Journal references:
     1913,77 – unused; building torn down and materials to be used to erect church at Smoke Run

Brief History:

Final disposition:
   


Belsena Mills ME

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Location: community of Belsena
Municipality:
Bigler township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
      Exit Madera heading west on PA 53 [Main Street].  At the west end of towm, just after crossing Clearfield Creek, turn north onto Belsena Road.  Go about 2.5 miles on Belsena Road.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1984,297 – discontinued
     1984 -289 – sold

Brief History:
      This was erected as a community church and later transferred to the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  Regular preaching ceased about 1976.

Final disposition:
    


Bethel ME

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Location: PA 729, village of Beccaria
Municipality:
Beccaria township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Janesville, go 2 miles west on PA 729 to the village of Beccaria.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1980,A80 – entered closed list
     1986,212 – confer with western PA Conference
     1990,351 – entered discontinued list

Brief History:
      This church was on the Glen Hope charge, closed in 1929 with a last reported membership of 9, and is officially within the boundaries of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  At the time of the 1970 conference realignments it was being overseen by the Ramey charge and it never entered the records of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  For many years an annual homecoming service was held.

Final disposition:
    


Betz ME

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Location: community of Betz
Municipality:
Bigler township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
      In Madera, Spruce Street runs parallel to and two blocks north of PA 53 [Main Street].  Exit Madera to the northwest on Spruce Street and go about 2.5 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1984,297 – discontinued
     1984,289 – sold

Brief History:
      The work here began before 1900 with preachers from the Glen Hope charge.  The appointment met in the school house, which the congregation purchased on September 5, 1942.   In 1950, Betz and Belsano were added to the Houtzdale-Madera parish to make it a four-point charge.  Regular preaching services here ceased about 1976, although neighbors continued a very small Sunday School for several more years.

Final disposition:
    


Beulah City David S. Monroe Memorial ME

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Location: community of Beulah
Municipality:
Bigler township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The community of Beulah is on the western edge of Ramey.  Where the main road makes a sweeping curve to the left, proceed straight ahead.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    1900,57 – introduced as a new church, David S. Monroe Memorial Church of the Ramey charge
    1911,63 – re-roofed
    1915,65 – listed as a preaching appointment
    1925,59 – sale authorized, proceeds to Ramey

Brief History:
   
The 2/15/1900 Christian Advocate, page 274, reports: “Beulah City, an appointment on Ramey Circuit, H.A. Straub, pastor, has a new Methodist church, named in honor of the presiding elder of Altoona District, David S. Monroe, by his friend, James H. Minds, a prominent coal operator, who secured a large piece of land for the church and a cemetery.  On Sunday afternoon, February 4, the corner stone of the new structure was laid by Presiding Elder Monroe.”  The 1/3/1901 Christian Advocate, page 32, reports, “Davis S. Monroe Chapel, built by Mr. James H. Minds, at Beulah City, on Ramey charge, W.W. Reese pastor, was dedicated on Sunday, November 25, by brother Monroe… who protracts a meeting that begins with encouraging signs.”

Final disposition:
    


Bigler UB

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Address: 310 Bigler road, town of Bigler.
Municipality:
Bradford township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions:
     From Philipsburg, go 9 miles north on US 322 to the traffic light at Bigler Road.  Turn west on Bigler Road and go 0.5 miles.  The church is on the left, in the west end of town.

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

Journal references:

Brief History:

     The first church at Bigler, a frame building, was dedicated October 3, 1895.  The brick structure was dedicated May 4, 1924.  The brick parsonage to the left of the church was also erected in 1924, following the sale of the former frame parsonage.  A plaque on the Sunday School building on the west side of the parking lot reads, “The Westminster Chapel of the Bigler Evangelical United Brethren Church – formerly the Bigler Presbyterian Church 1875-1953.”  Membership dwindled and the church as closed July 1, 2017.

Final disposition:

 


Bloomington ME

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Location: PA 453, village of Bloomington
Municipality:
Pike township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The village of Bloomington is on PA 453, 2 miles south of Curwensville

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1987,350 – resolution to receive New Millport charge from Western PA Conference
     1988,310 – New Millport charge transferred from Western PA Conference
     1996,198 and 1997,199 – merged into O’Shanter
     1997,316 – discontinued
     2008,323 – reportedly offered to New Clearfield Baptist Church in 1997

Brief History:
      This church was established by the Central Pennsylvania Conference in 1868.  From 1970 to 1988 the New Millport charge was in the Western Pennsylvania Conference.

Final disposition:
      Community Baptist Church met in the building until acquiring 10 adjoining acres to the south and erecting a new structure.  The Methodist building still stands on the north end of the Baptist property.


Centre ME

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Location: Washington Avenue
Municipality:
Lawrence township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the community of Hyde, go south on Washington Avenue (the old Clearfield-Curwensville highway).  The church site is in the second cemetery on the right, at the junction with Country Club Road, ½ mile past Village Road and before the high school.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     Organized in 1815, this is the oldest Methodist
Society in Clearfield County and the mother church for all area Methodism.  The congregation first met in a log cabin that was also used as a schoolhouse.  Two church building were erected on this site, on land donated by the Philip Antes who had done the same thing at Curtin in Centre County in 1787: one in 1834, and the second, pictured above at the right, in 1862.  The Pleasant Grove and Centre congregations began worshiping together in this building in 1959.  In 1962 the united congregation, now Centre Grove United Methodist Church, moved into its new building on Village Road in the south end of Hyde.

Final disposition:
     The church building has been razed, but the cemetery remains.  The church site is marked by a stone monument with a plaque.


Centre Hill ME

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Location: Sington Road
Municipality:
Graham township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Morrisdale, go north on Deer Creek Road 2.5 miles to Allport Cutoff Road.  Go west on Allport Cutoff Road 1.5 miles to Centre Hill Road.  Go south on Centre Hill Road 0.5 miles to Sington Road.  Go eat on Sington Road 100 yards.  The site is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1988,310&311 – merged with Allport, Kylerton and Munson to form Gethsemane UMC
     1990,229&353 – enters abandoned list

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
     The church has been razed.  Only the cemetery remains


Chester Hill UB

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Location:
Municipality:
borough of Chester Hill
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The borough of Chester Hill is the populated area adjacent to Phillipsburg (which is in Centre County) which lies in Clearfield County, and it happens to have been the lands of United Brethren pioneer Valentine Flegal.  

 Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     Salem church in Boggs township was erected in 1848 and is the mother church for Wallaceton UB (erected 1871, but did not endure and was converted to a school house after a few years) and Spring Valley UB (erected 1879 and now United Methodist) and Chester Hill UB (although it is unclear whether the United Brethren ever erected a building here).

Final disposition:
    


Eden ME

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Location: Goshen Road
Municipality:
Goshen township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Shawville, go east on PA 879 for 1 mile to Knobs Road.  Turn north onto Knobs Road and go 3 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1905,61 – church building at Eden dedicated summer 1905
     1970,93 – discontinued
     1971,185 – sold to Cemetery Association

Brief History:
      The land was deeded to the congregation in 1902, and that is considered the founding date.

Final disposition:
    


Egypt ME

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Location: Egypt Road
Municipality:
Bradford township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the interchange, east of Clearfield, of PA 970 and I-80, go 0.5 miles north to Egypt Road.  Turn east onto Egpyt Road and follow Egypt Road east and north for 3 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1915,66 – Egypt is listed as a school house appointment

Brief History:
      The community of Egypt has two structures erected as church buildings, one historically Church of Christ and one historically Christian & Missionary Alliance.  The Methodists are believed to have met in the school house, and so the building pictured above was not likely the Methodist meeting place.

Final disposition:
    


Faunce Union ME

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Location: Faunce Road, community of Faunce
Municipality:
Boggs township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Curwensville, go 5 miles south on PA 879 to Mt. Zion Road.  Go east on Mt. Zion Road 1.5 miles to Faunce Road.  Bear right onto Faunce Road and continue east 2 miles.  The church is on the left, soon after crossing over Clearfield Creek.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1915,65 – Faunce is listed as “a church building rented or leased by us”

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


Forest Emmanuel EV
[aka Winburne]

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Address:
4064 Winburne Road
Municipality:
Cooper township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions:
     From the interchange of I-80 and PA 53, go south on PA 53 0.5 miles to Schoolhouse Lane.  Turn left onto School house Lane and go 0.5 miles to Forest Road.  Turn left on Forest Road and go 0.5 miles to the crossroad with Main Street.  Turn left onto Main Street and go 0.5 miles.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
    
Pittsburgh Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal References:
     1997,199 – named changed from Winburne Emmanuel to Forest Emmanuel
     2016,147 – discontinued

Brief History:
    
This church was part of the Evangelical Association prior to 1922 and was served with Rosebud, quite a distance to the southwest and in territory now within the Western Pennsylvania Conference. 

Final Disposition:


Gazzam ME

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Location: Main Street, community of Gazzam
Municipality: Jordan township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Gazzam is on PA 729, 8 miles south of Lumber city.  It is now a ghost town.  The church stood on the east side of Main Street on lot 56, the first lot north of Little Clearfield Creek.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This society was organized during the winter of 1886-87 by local preacher J.A. Miller and served from Lumber City.  The Methodist church building in Gazzam was operational 1893-1914 and does not appear in the comprehensive 1915 list of appointments.

Final disposition:
   


Gillingham ME

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Location: Gillinhgam Road
Municipality:
Girard township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
         From Shawville, go east on PA 879 for 1 mile to Knobs Road.  Turn north onto Knobs Road and go 3 miles to Gillingham Road (just past Eden church).  Go east of Gillingham Road 2 miles.  The church is on the left (just after Odessa Road goes off to the north.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church    

Journal references:
    
1970,93 – discontinued
    
1971,185 – sold to the Cemetery Association

Brief History:
      This property was deeded to the Gillingham class in 1902.

Final disposition:
    


Grahamton ME

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Location: village of Grahamton
Municipality:
Graham township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Morrisdale, go north on PA 3 miles to Allport Cutoff Road (where PA 53 turns to the right). Go west on Allport Cutoff Road 2 miles to Deer Creek Road.  Go north on Deer Creek Road 2.5 miles to Grahamton Road.  Go west on Grahamton Road 2 miles.  The village of Grahamton stood where the road crosses the creek.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      Grahamton is now a ghost town, with no remaining signs of its existence.  There was a Grahamton circuit, presumably with a parsonage in Grahamton, from 1870 to 1886.  That final year the circuit included at least 7 appointments [Oak Grove, Centre Hill, Bradford, Palestine, Sylvan Grove, Hunter’s and Wallaceton], and reported 7 church buildings and 1 parsonage, but Grahamton itself appears to have already ceased to exist.  The following year the charge was known as the Wallaceton circuit.  While the circuit was named Grahamton, it is possible that there was only the parsonage in the village – and not a church building.

Final disposition:
    


Hawk Run ME
[aka Ashcroft ME]

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Location: 4th Street, village of Hawk Run
Municipality:
Morris township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The church stood on the southeast corner of Fourth and Telcott Streets.    

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church    

Journal references:
     1899,48 – church completed at Ashcroft

Brief History:
      This is believed to have been known as the Ashcroft church when it was erected, as there is the Ashcroft cemetery in Hawk Run.  After the new stone church in Morrisdale was completed in 1936, this frame building was determined to be unnecessary.  The church was closed in 1938 and the building sold to a Lesko family, who razed the structure.

Final disposition:
      A private home has been erected on the property.


Houtzdale MP

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Location: Brisbin Street
Municipality:
borough of Houtzdale
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Brisbin Street is PA 153.  From the intersection of Brisbin Street [PA 53] and PA 53, go 6 blocks north on Brisbin Street to Sue Street.  The church stood on the northeast corner of Brisbibn and Sue Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This church closed in 1941 when the congregation merged into the former Methodist Episcopal Church on the southwest corner of Clara and Good Streets. 

Final disposition:
      The building and land were sold in 1941 to a private individual, who later had the building torn down.


Karthaus ME

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Location: Market Street, town of Karthaus
Municipality:
Karthaus township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Clearfield, go 20 miles east on PA 879 to the town of Karthaus, the last town before crossing the Susquehanna River into Centre County.  PA 879 becomes Market Street in ther town of Karthaus.  The church stood on the south side of the street between Smith Street and Potter Street. The house pictured on the right is the former parsonage, and the church stood to the right of the parsonage.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1894,48 – church dedicated 12/17/1893
     1967,86 – abandoned; direction to sell
     1970,201 – directions to sell

Brief History:
      This appointment on the Snow Shoe charge erected their church building in 1893.   In 1915 the Karthaus charge, with parsonage at Karthaus,  included 4 church buildings: Karthaus, Oak Hill, Pine Glen, Pottersdale.  The building was sold in 1970 and then torn down. 

Final disposition:
      The cornerstone is set in a planter in front of the former parsonage.  The pews were given to a non-denominational church in Ginter, south of Houtzdale.


Keewaydin ME

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Location:
Municipality:
Covington township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
    

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The Methodists may have had an appointment here, but probably not a church building.

Final disposition:
    


 

Kylertown ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
    

Journal references:
     1995,337 – sold

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


Marysville ME

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Location:
Municipality:
Boggs township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
    

Journal references:

Brief History:
    
Marysville is included in the 1877-92 records of the Wallaceton charge – which included Oak Grove, Wallaceton, Hunters, Bradford, Sylvan Grove in Cooper township, Marysville and Blue Ball [West Decatur].
     

Final disposition:
    


Mount Hope UB

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
    

Journal references:

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


Mount Zion ME

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Location: Martin Street Extended
Municipality:
Lawrence township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Clearfield, go 3 miles west on US 322 to Mt. Zion Road.  Go south on Mt. Zion road 2 miles to the sharp turn to the east.  The road has become Martin Street Extended.  Go ½ mile to the curve to the right.  The cemetery is on the left, behind the house on what used to be the school property.  The school where the class met (pictured above on the left) is a private home on Martin Street Extended, but the cemetery the class owned (pictured above on the right) is behind the school and not visible from the road.  Martin Street originates in Clearfield at West End UMC, heading off to the northwest.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Journal references:

Brief History: 
     
The 7/25/1901 Christian Advocate, page 1186, reports the organization of “Mount Zion, a new appointment on West Clearfield circuit.”  In 1901, that circuit consisted of Centre, Clearfield West Side, Mount Joy and Mount Zion.  In 1903 Pleasant Grove was added.  In 1904 the charge was split, with Mount Joy attached to West Clearfield and Centre, Mount Zion and Pleasant Grove becoming Hyde City circuit – which was renamed Clearfield circuit in 1907.  The last specific mention of Mount Zion is in the 1910 report of missionary giving.  In 1914 the Clearfield and Sandy Ridge circuits were combined.  In the first official comprehensive listing of preaching appointments in 1915, Mount Zion does not appear.  While the Mount Zion ME Church was deeded a cemetery in 1906, the appointment apparently met in the adjacent school house and never owned a church building; the journal records for the period indicate the charge had 3 Sunday Schools but only 2 church buildings (Centre and Pleasant Grove – which united in 1960 to form the present Centre Grove UM Church).  

Final disposition:
     
The Mount Zion cemetery remains. 


Munson ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1988,310&311 – merged into Morrisdale

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


New Castle UB

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church
    

Journal references:

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


New Millport ME

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Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

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Journal references:

Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


Oak Hill ME

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Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

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Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


Old Bradford UB

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

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Brief History:
     

Final disposition:
    


Pleasant Grove ME

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Location: Schoolhouse Road
Municipality:
Pike township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Hyde, go 2 miles on Village Road (past Center Grove UMC) to the T.  Turn left and go 0.2 miles to the where the main road makes a sharp bend to the right.  Go straight onto the secondary road.  Go 0.1 miles.  The site is on the left.  The church stood south of the existing mobile home, on the level gravel area now used for driveway/parking purposes.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This class met in a schoolhouse, then situated across the road, until determining to erect their own structure.  The brick and cinderblock building was completed in 1904, but never enjoyed modern conveniences.  The Pleasant Grove and Centre congregations merged in 1959 and began worshiping together in the Centre building, which was also without modern conveniences.  In 1962 the united congregation, now Centre Grove United Methodist Church, moved into its new building on Village Road in the south end of Hyde.

Final disposition:
     The church building was dismantled in 1965.  A small house was later erected at the site, perhaps even using the same foundation.  The house was removed about 2000, and the site is now a level, gravel access/parking area for the mobile home.


Pleasant Hill UB

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Address: PA 53, near the community of Grassflat
Municipality:
Cooper township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions:
     From the interchange of PA 53 with I-80, go 3 miles north on PA 53.  The church is on the right, on the northeast corner of PA 53 and Cooper Avenue.

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

Journal references:
     2010,43 - discontinued

Brief History:
     The congregation was organized November 28, 1862 as the Hickory Bottom Class and erected a church building in 1876, the name having been changed to Pleasant Hill the previous year.  The first interment in the adjacent cemetery was made in 1916.  In 1917 the two front doors were removed and a vestibule was constructed.  In 1928 the conference decided to sell the building, but the pastor of the Philipsburg church was asked to intercede and Pleasant Hill was placed on the Philipsburg charge 1928-1954.  In 1954 Pleasant Hill was returned to the Bigler charge.  In 1961 the vestibule was enlarged to give the building its present appearance,

Final disposition:
    
The property was conveyed to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association for $1.00 in 2010.


Pottersdale ME
[Three Runs ME]

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1897,60 – finances managed
     1943,29 – building vacated; property to be managed by Surveyor church
     1951,54 – abandoned; sale authorized to group using the building

Brief History:
      Projections for a church building here were begun in 1893.  While it’s unclear when the building was actually erected, the property was deeded to the Pottersdale Methodist Episcopal Church in 1896.  It appears that Methodist services were discontinued about 1943, and in 1951 the property was sold for $100 to the independent group holding services there.

Final disposition:
      The building is now home to an independent congregation.


Smoke Run ME

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Location: 6044 Cross Roads Boulevard
Municipality:
Gulich township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From Ramey go 1 mile west on PA 453 [or from Madera go 2 miles south on PA 453] to the 90° bend in PA 453.  At the bend, Cross Roads Boulevard goes off from PA 453 to the south west.  Go 0.5 miles on Cross Roads Boulevard.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1913,77 – unused church building at Banian torn down for materials to erect Smoke Run
     2012,160 – merged into Allemansville

Brief History:

Final disposition:


Stoneville ME

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Location: erstwhile village of Stoneville, southeast of Clearfield – west of PA 153 and north of Old Erie Pike
Municipality:
Boggs township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Stoneville is an old lumbering village that no longer exists.  From Houtzdale, go 11 miles north on PA 153.  PA 153 turns west (“triangle” intersection) onto Old Erie Pike for ½ mile and then turns north (“triangle” intersection) again.  When PA 153 turns north, continue west on Old Erie Pike for 1 mile to Stoneville Road.  Go north on Stoneville Road for ½ mile.  The cemetery is on the right.  The exact location of the church building is not known, and it may not have been by the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1911,64 – listed among the uninsured church buildings
    
1914,71 – repairs made costing $150

Brief History:
      Stoneville was part of the four-point Woodland charge consisting of Dales, Palestine Stoneville and Woodland.  The village was named for Alexander Stone, proprietor of the Stoneville hotel, and husband of Mary Kephart – first cousin to Henry Kephart, father of the 4 prominent United Brethren ministerial Kephart brothers.

Final disposition:
     The entire village is gone.  Only the cemetery remains.


Surveyor ME

 

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Clearfield
State:
PA

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Sylvan Grove ME

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Location: Church Hill Road
Municipality:
Cooper township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the interchange of PA 53 and I-80 at Kylertown, go north on Pine Street [aka Rolling Stone Road] into Kylertown.  From Kylertown continue 2 miles north on Rolling Stone Road to Church Hill Road.  Turn west on Church Hill Road and go Ό mile.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1872, 31 – cost $2010, dedicated 6/25/1871

Brief History:
      The first place of worship was a log building erected across the road from the present site in 1850 and used as a church and a school.  The present structure was dedicated in 1871 on land given by John and Wealthy Hoover.  The appointment was on the following circuits: Clearfield (until 1870), Grahamton (1870-1886), Wallaceton (1886-1908), Munson (1908-1918).  With the area depopulated and only a few older members remaining, the church was closed in 1918.  An active board of trustees contains to maintain the cemetery and hold an annual service on the Sunday before Labor Day.

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Stoneville ME

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Location: Stoneville Road
Municipality:
Boggs township


County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The Old Erie Pike runs from US 322 north of Philipsburg to PA 849 east of Curwensville.  About ½ way between these points it “crosses” PA 153 and is concurrent with PA 153 for about ½ mile.  At the western end of this concurrency, when PA 153 bears right, continue straight of Old Erie Pike for about 1 mile.  Turn right onto Stoneville Road and go to the end – a little over 1 mile.  The cemetery is straight ahead

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church    

Journal references:
    
1887,46 – $280 spent on greatly-needed repairs to the building

Brief History:
   
 This church was on the Woodland charge. 

Final disposition:
    Stoneville no longer exists as a community.  Only the cemetery remains.


Wallaceton UB

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Location:
Municipality:
borough of Wallaceton
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

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Historic Conference:
    
Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church    

Journal references:

Brief History:
   
 Erected in 1871, this was the first church building in the borough.  The congregation did not prosper, and by 1887 the building had been sold and was being used as a school.
     

Final disposition:
    




Winburne ME

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Clearfield
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PA

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Woodland Main Street ME

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Clearfield
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PA

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