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CLINTON COUNTY PA


1. Avis Albright EV

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Location: 712 Reed Street
Municipality:
  borough of Avis
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From the center of Avis, go 1 blocks west on Central Avenue to Reed Street.  Go 1 block north on Reed Street to Park Street.  The church stood on the southwest corner of Park and Reed Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
       A class was organized in the small community of Oak Grove in 1902 and met in the Episcopal church.  This coincided with the New York Central Railroad began acquiring land for a storage yard and locomotive shop, thus creating the town of Avis.  A chapel was erected at the present location in 1904, and in 1928 the structure was enlarged, put over a basement and given a brick veneer.  The Albright and Grove Street (former Methodist) congregations merged in 1980 to form the Avis UMC, and met in the larger Grove Street building until erecting a new structure in 1986.    

Final disposition:
     The Albright building remained vacant for a while and was then rented to an independent congregation.  The church and parsonage were sold in 1986 when the present Avis UMC building was erected and have been remodeled into a home.


2. Avis Grove Street ME

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Location: 224 Grove Street
Municipality:
borough of Avis
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the center of Avis, go 2 blocks west on Central Avenue to Fox Street.  Go 1 block north on Fox Street and bear left onto Park Street.  Go 1 block to Grove Street.  The church stood on the northeast corner of Park and Grove Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      A Sunday School was organized in the small community of Oak Grove in 1890 and met in the school house.  In 1900 the New York Central Railroad began acquiring land for a storage yard and locomotive shop, and the town of Avis was born.  The Methodist church building on Grove Street was erected in 1902.  The Grove Street and Albright (former Evangelical) congregations merged in 1980 to form the Avis UMC and erected a new building in 1986.

Final disposition:
     The building was razed and is now the parking lot for the Avis UMC.


3. Beech Creek ME

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Location: Harrison Street
Municipality:
borough of Beech Creek
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Cross Beech Creek to enter Clinton County from Centre County on Eagle Valley Road (PA 150).  This is now Main Street in the borough of Beech Creek.  The second road to the left is Harrison Street.  Turn left (north) on to Harrison Street.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     2002,170&327 – no longer listed
     2008,323 – disposal of property

Brief History:
      This class was organized in 1833 and erected a log church building “just west of the present [1954] borough limits in the township.”  That building was sold in 1868 and later burned to the ground.  The present building was erected in 1873.  The membership peaked at 254 in 1930.

Final disposition:
    


4. Booneville EV

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Location: village of Booneville
Municipality:
Logan township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Loganton, go 3 miles west on PA 880 to the village of Booneville.  The church stood on the southwest corner of the intersection of PA 880 and Campground Road (the road to Greeenburr).

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:
     1928,66 – building unused

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1862 and sometimes referred to as St. Mark’s.  The congregation remained with the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 denominational split, but it suffered losses from which it never recovered.  The church was closed in 1922 and merged into Greenburr.  The building was sold in 1929 and dismantled to be rebuilt in Greenburr as a band hall.

Final disposition:
      The cemetery remains at the site.


5. Booneville UB

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Location: village of Booneville
Municipality:
Logan township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
       From Loganton, go 3 miles west on PA 880 to the village of Booneville.  The church is on the right side of the road by the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
       Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church  

Journal references:

Brief History:
       The original part of this building was erected by the United Brethren in 1854.  It was used for a few years and then sold to the Lutherans.

Final disposition:
       The building is now a Lutheran church.


6. Carroll [St. John’s] EV

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Location: village of Carroll
Municipality:
Greene township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Loganton, go 5 miles east on PA 880.  When 880 turns north, continue straight (toward the intersection with I-80) for 50 yards.  The site is on the left.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church.

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The Evangelical Association had a class (associated with the Price church) meeting in Carroll at the time of the 1894 denominational split.  That class sided with the United Evangelicals and erected a building in 1896.  The church was closed in 1961 and merged into Loganton.  The building was sold in 1964 and dismantled to use the lumber to build a residence.

Final disposition:
     


7. Centerville EA
    [Schracktown UE]

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The history of this building is vague.  James D. Frank’s 1979 history states that the 1880 Evangelical Association records list 31 members at Centerville, “but by 1886 the Centerville Class is no longer listed.”  There is a December 1896 reference to a wedding the Shracktown United Evangelical Church.  It could be that the Evangelical Association had abandoned the work there prior to the split and then the United Evangelicals began using the structure again.

Final disposition:
     Frank’s 1979 history states the church building was later used as a school and that “Elmer Douty later tore the building down and used the lumber to erect a building on his farm.”  Only the cemetery remains.


8. Charlton ME

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Location: Church Hill Road, village of Charlton
Municipality:
Pine Creek township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From the interchange, just west of Avis, of PA 150 and US 220. Go west on PA 150 1.5 miles to Church Hill Road.  Turn south on Church Hill Road and go 200 feet.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
      2004,173 – merged into Phelps Chapel

Brief History:
       This congregation’s original building in nearby Chatham Run, on the site of the Big Twins Motorcycle Club complex, was destroyed in the flood of 1889.  The congregation then rebuilt on higher ground in the more populated village of Charlton.

Final disposition:
     In 2005 the building was sold to Lighthouse Ministry, associated with the American Evangelical Christian Churches, and renamed Charlton Chapel.  The adjoining fellowship hall was converted into the parsonage.

    


Eastville UB/EV

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Location: Winter Road, village of Eastville
Municipality:
Greene township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Loganton, go east on PA 880 4 miles to its intersection with the eastern terminus of Winter Road, just before PA 880 turns to the north at Carroll.  Go 1.5 miles on Winter Road.  The structure is on the right.

Historic Conference:
    
Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church

Journal references:
 
Allegheny Conference
     1912,98 – permission to sell
     1913,113 – on Millheim charge; sold to United Evangelical Church
 
Central Pennsylvania Conference
     1914,50 – abandoned United Brethren building purchased and being remodeled
     1929,57 – building sold; proceeds to Caroll

Brief History:
      This building was rented to the Church of the Brethren for their worship services 1878-80, until they erected their own structure.

Final disposition:
      The building is now a private home.


10. Elizabeth ME
      Nippenose EV
      St. Elizabeth EV

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Location: Heck Road
Municipality:
Crawford township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions:  From Jersey Shore, go south on PA 44 six miles to PA 880.  Go west on PA 880 to the bend at Gottshall Road.  Go straight on Gotshall Road 1 mile (becomes Barger Road in Clinton County) to the T with Davidson Road.  Turn right on Davidson Road and for 1 mile to the bend at Heck Road.  Go straight on Heck Road 0.3 miles.  The church stood on the left, just before the road that goes up to the cemetery.
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical A
ssociation/United Evangelical Church
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
  Central Pennsylvania ME
    
1897,71  purchase noted
     1918,39  permission to sell

Brief History:
      The church building was erected by the Clinton (Sugar Valley) charge of the Evangelical Association.  Conference records refer to the appointment as Nippenose, but some local records use the name St. Elizabeth.  In 1871 it was placed on the newly-formed Jersey Shore charge.  In 1897 the property was sold to the Methodist Episcopal Church for $100, the money to be used for the Jersey Shore Trinity UEV parsonage debt.  The Methodists placed the church on the Jamestown (later Oriole and Antes Fort) charge and used the name Elizabeth for the appointment.  It appears to have become inactive about 1906.

Final disposition:
     The church site along the road is now empty, and the precise location of the building cannot be determined.  The cemetery at the top of the hill still exists, but it is not maintained.  The conference trustee minutes for July 7, 1965, authorized a quitclaim deed to the church property to Byron and Olive Welshans who purchased the adjoining farm in 1935, have been farming the church property since that date, and were told at the time that a quitclaim deed have been previously executed.


Fairpoint ME

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Location: Fairpoint Road
Municipality:
Bald Eagle township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     In the borough of Flemington, proceed west on High Street (the main street) to Canal Street, the last cross street at the west end of town.  Turn north onto Canal Street, which becomes Fairpoint Road, and go 2 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1984,297 – discontinued
     1985,208 – sold

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1892 and closed in 1984. 

Final disposition:
      The building was sold in 1984 to become the offices of an historical/architectural consultant.


Farwell ME

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Location:
Municipality:
Chapman township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
      Farwell is on PA 120, midway between Renovo and North Bend.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1915, 87 – report of the dedication
     1963, 83 – declared abandoned and sale authorized

Brief History:
      The congregation was organized as a school house appointment in 1912 and the church building was dedicated 12/6/1914.  The membership was steady at about 70 up to 1963 and then the property was abruptly declared abandoned.

Final disposition:
    


Green Grove EV

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Location: Harbaugh Road
Municipality:
Greene township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Loganton, follow PA 880 5 miles east to Carroll, where PA 880 turns north and passes under I-80.  Harbaugh Road is the first (unpaved) road to the left (a few hundred feet) after going under I-80.  Follow Harbaugh Road about 1.5 miles.  The remaining cemetery is on the left,

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:
     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1898,19 – permission to move building to a more suitable location [not accomplished]
            1900,20 – permission to sell

Brief History:
      The church building which stood here was erected in in 1873 and closed in 1918

Final disposition:
       The structure was sold for building material in 1919, but struck by lightning and burned to the ground before it could be taken down.  Only the cemetery remains.


Hammersly Fork ME

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County:
Clinton
State:
PA

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Lock Haven Trinity ME

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Clinton
State:
PA

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Logan Mills St. Paul's EV

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Location: Winter Road
Municipality:
Logan township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Tylersville, go 3 miles east on Winter Road to the intersection with Logan Mills Road.  The church is on the southeast corner.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This oldest Evangelical church in the valley – and the second oldest of any denomination.  A log church was erected here about 1830 and replaced by the present structure in 1877.  During the 1894-1922 denominational split the congregation remained with the Evangelical Association – but the dissenters began meeting in homes in Greenburr and erected a United Evangelical building (now Greenburr United Methodist Church) there in 1897.  This church and the one at Tylersville were closed in 1964 and merged into Greenburr

Final disposition:
      The building is maintained and services are held here once a year.


Loganton Salem EA

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
     1928,66 – building sold; proceeds invested in permanent fund for upkeep of the graveyard

Brief History:
      This congregation sided with the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 split.

Final disposition:
    


McElhatten EV

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County:
Clinton
State:
PA

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Mount Pleasant EV

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Location: village of Rosencrans
Municipality:
Greene township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Loganton, go 3.5 miles north on PA 477.  The church is on the right, just north of the village.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The first church building in the community was a chapel erected by the Lutherans and the Evangelical Association by the present cemetery.  The Evangelical Association erected this present structure in 1893.  The church remained with the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 denominational split but left the Evangelical United Brethren denomination in 1968 prior to formation of the United Methodist Church.

Final disposition:
      The building has housed the Mt. Pleasant Community Church since 1968.


Mount Union EV

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Clinton
State:
PA

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Pine ME

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Location: village of Pine Station
Municipality:
Wayne township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1874 at a cost of $2235.

Final disposition:
    


Pine Station Ebenezer EV

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Location: village of Pine Station
Municipality:
Wayne township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
    

Journal references:
     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1898,18 – request denied for financial help from the Conference


Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1875 at a cost of $2800.

Final disposition:
    


Price [Bethel] EV

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Location: PA 880
Municipality:
Green township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From Loganton, go 3 miles east on PA 880.  The cemetery is on the right.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association.

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The building was erected in 1880 on land donated by John F. Price.  The congregation remained with the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 split, but had suffered losses from which it never recovered.  The church was closed in 1922 and merged into Carroll.  The building was sold in 1945 to be dismantled for the lumber.  The bell was sold to Trinity Evangelical Church in Jersey Shore.

Final disposition:
    The Price Cemetery remains at the site.


Shintown ME

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County:
Clinton
State:
PA

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South Renovo ME

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Clinton
State:
PA

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Swissdale EA

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
     1928,66 – building sold; proceeds applied to Farrandsville apportionments

Brief History:
      The congregation remained in the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 split.

Final disposition:
    


Tylersville Evangelical Association

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Location: village of Tylersville
Municipality:
Logan township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Loganton, go 7 miles west on PA 880 to the village of Tylersville.  Turn right onto Narrows Road.  The site is immediately on the right.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This building was erected in 1871 and remained in use during the 1894-1922 split, served from the East Pennsylvania Conference, even though a majority of the congregation sided with the United Evangelicals.  Following the split, the congregations re-united into the new United Evangelical building.  This building was dismantled in 1936 by F.D. Miller, who used the materials to erect a private residence.  The bell was moved to the former United Evangelical building.

Final disposition:
      Only the cemetery remains. 


Tylersville United Evangelical

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Location: village of Tylersville
Municipality:
Logan township
County:
Clinton
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Loganton, go 7 miles west on PA 880 to the village of Tylersville.  Turn right onto Narrows Road and proceed about 100 yards.  The site is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Cent
ral Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church    

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This building was erected by the United Evangelical is 1894.  Following the 1894-1922 split, it was home to Tylersville’s re-united Evangelical congregation.  This church and St. pauil’s at Logan Mills were closed in 1964 and merged into Greenburr.
  The building was maintained until 1976, and was eventually razed.  The pews were taken to the Booneville Campground, and the bell was taken to the Greenburr church.   

Final disposition:
      The site is now an empty lot.


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Clinton
State:
PA

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Wharton ME

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County:
Clinton
State:
PA

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