CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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HUNTINGDON COUNTY PA


1. Asbury ME

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Location: PA 944, village of Eagle Foundry
Municipality:
Todd township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Huntingdon, go 17 miles south on PA 26 to PA 944.  Go 10 miles east on PA 944.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1883,47 – building erected
     1989,252 – sold

Brief History:
    A 40x44 brick building was erected by the Methodists at this site in 1852, replacing a log building erected at nearby Mount Pleasant in the early 1800’s.  The 1852 building was replaced in 1883 by this more “modern” 30x40 brick structure.

Final disposition:
     


2. Barree ME

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Location: village of Barree
Municipality:
Porter township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The village of Alexandria is off US 22, 7 miles west of Huntingdon.  From the village of Alexandria, go west on Main Street to the end of town.  Turn north on Barree Road and go 3 miles to the village of Barree.  Proceed to the end of the village, where Barree Raod makes a left turn to cross the river.  Turn right just before the left turn to cross the river, and go 1 block.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     Regular Methodist meetings appear to have been held in the village dating from the Civil War period.  The church building was erected in 1889 and officially named the Elizabeth Watson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church.  The congregation was alays in a charge with Alexandria and/or Petersburg.  On July 1, 2006, the congregation united with Alexandria to form Hope UMC, meeting in the Alexandria building.

Final disposition:
     


3. Birmingham ME

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Location: Furnace Street
Municipality:
borough of Birmingham
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Tyrone, go 3 miles east on PA 453.  The village of Birmingham is up on a hill to the left.  Go up the hill on Tyrone Street to the first cross street, which is Market Street.  Turn left on Market Street and go 2 blocks to Furnace Street.  Turn right on Furnace Street and go 2 blocks.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      Birmingham was once the major community in the region.  There was a Birmingham District of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a Birmingham circuit that included the entire Altoona-Tyrone area.  Methodist meetings were held in Birmingham soon after the building of the stone school house in 1818.  A class was organized about 1830, and the first building was erected in 1833 on the southwest corner of the present lot.  The present structure was dedicated in 1873.

Final disposition:
      The church building was supposedly sold to the Grier School about 1970 and is used for storage.  The ownership of the surrounding cemetery was unclear for many years, but since 2004 has been the property and responsibility of the Birmingham Cemetery Association.


4. Birmingham UB

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Location: Furnace Street
Municipality:
borough of Birmingham.
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Tyrone, go 3 miles east on PA 453.  The village of Birmingham is up on a hill to the left.  Go up the hill on Tyrone Street to the first cross street, which is Market Street.  Turn left on Market Street and go 2 blocks to Furnace Street.  Turn right on Furnace Street and go 1 blocks.  The site is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren in Christ  

Journal references:
     1912,98 – permission to sell
    
1913,113 – sold for $216

Brief History:
     This congregation was organized in 1870 by Elias A. Zeek, who later became an ordained traveling minister.  The church building was erected in 1871.

Final disposition:
     A modern house now occupies the site.


Black Log Valley UB

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Location: Blacklog Valley Road
Municipality:
Shirley township or Cromwell township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
    Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

Journal references:
   
1895,13 - class formed

Brief History:
    Blacklog Valley is an isolated valley 20 miles long, part in Huntingdon County and part in Juniata County, with one entrance at each end.  According to the 1895 conference journal, there was a United Brethren class in Blacklog Valley: "One grove meeting was held in Black Log Valley.  A new society was formed, and there is a prospect of a new charge."  The United Brethren work spread into Blacklog Valley from the west, and is assumed to have occurred in Huntingdon County, in either Shirley township or Cromwell township.  There is no evidence that the United Brethren owned any property in connection with this apparently short-lived appointment.

Final disposition:
      Unknown.   


Bush Chapel ME  
[Hawn’s Bridge ME]

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From PA 26 in the southern end of McConnellstown, go east on Station Road 0.4 miles to Turkey Farm Road.  Go south on Turkey Farm Road 0.1 miles to Orchard Road.  Go east on Orchard Road 1.0 miles to Piney Ridge Road, at which point the road becomes Parks Road.  Continue east, straight across Piney Ridge Road on Parks Road. 1.0 miles until the road ends at Raystown Lake.  The church stood on the right side of this road, about 0.5 miles into the lake, just across the now submerged Hawn’s bridge over the original river.  The picture above was taken approaching Hawn’s bridge from the east, and shows the church on the left side of the road.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1898,66 – new church erected
     1933,61 – permission to sell
     1936,76 – permission to sell

Brief History:
     The original building was destroyed by fire July 4, 1907, and replaced by a structure that was dedicated May 10, 1908.  The last reported membership was 7 in 1934.  The building was already unused when it was severely damaged by the flood of 1936.  In 1938 the property was sold to a community group for $1.00 on condition that they restore the building and that it revert to the Methodists should it be abandoned again.  The congregation eventually became part of a two-point Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) charge with Hesston.  When the Raystown Lake project was scheduled to place the property under water about 1970, the Hawn’s Bridge and Hesston congregations unite dto build the Valley View CMA church on the ridge.

Final disposition:
      The property is now covered by Raystown Lake.


Calvin Otterbein UB

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Location: PA 829, south of Calvin
Municipality:
Cass township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
        Calvin is an unincorporated community on PA 829 3.0 miles north of Cassville.  This building was located ¾ miles south of Calvin, on the east side of PA 829.

Historic Conference:
        Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

Journal references:
  
  1926,82&88 – referred to conference trustees as a vacant property

Brief History:
    In 1858-59 a United Brethren society was formed in the northern part of Cass township, and for some years they worshiped in the Harmony Grove school house near Calvin.  In 1868 they erected this house of worship, which advertised a seating capacity of 300.

Final disposition:
     The building was apparently still usable in 1952 as there are several newspaper references to the Assemblies of God denomination holding VBS and special services in the “Calvin Otterbein Church” and/or the “Otterbein United Brethren Church in Calvin.”  Only the basement remains, and it is used for storage.
    


Canoe Creek UB

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

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Final disposition:
     


Cassville MP

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Location: 42 Water Street
Municipality:
borough of Cassville
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Cassville is on PA 829, 7 miles north of Saltillo.  Water Street is PA 829.  The church is on the west side of the highway, a few hundred yards north of where Seminary Street (the only other main road in town) goes off to the west.

Historic Conference:
     Maryland Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church (1833-1865)
     Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church (1865-1901)
     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church (1901-1939)

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This congregation was organized in 1833 and became the home church of the Cassville MP charge (at times also called the Juniata charge and the Trough Creek charge). 
      At the 1939 union, the charge consisted of five appointments as follows.
Cassville – joined the Bible Protestant denomination
Coles Valley (school house appointment) – congregation disbanded
Cooks – participated in the union that formed the Methodist denomination
Harmony Chapel – became a Church of God congregation
Meadow Green – congregation disbanded, building sold to the Mennonites
     Other long-standing appointments on the charge were
Coles Valley – organized in 1844, met in the school house near Cole’s Valley cemetery
Dudley – met in non-sectarian church building erected in 1867, ceased to exist by 1908
Hare’s Valley [aka Stony Point] – organized in 1842 , erected a building in 1855
Saltillo –organized in 1873, met in Union Hall

Final disposition:
     


Centre Line UB
aka Bethesda Chapel

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Location: PA 550
Municipality:
Warrior’s Mark township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Warrior’s Mark, go 4 miles north on PA 550.  The church is on the east side of the road, just before the Centre County line.

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren in Christ

Journal references:
     1991,222 - discontinued

Brief History:
    
United Brethren preaching here began in the 1830’s.  The appointment was dropped for a while because of low membership, but then re-instated.  According to Africa’s 1883 History of Huntingdon County: “In 1860 the Rev. W.S.H. Keys dedicated the present Bethesda Chapel, a plain frame building twenty-eight by thirty-eight feet, erected at a cost of eight hundred dollars.  The building committee was composed of Samuel Stine, Samuel Stine Jr., and David Buck.  In the summer of 1877 the home was remodeled.”  According to Fulton’s 1931 History of the Allegheny Conference: “The church was built in 1870, on ground donated by Mr. Stine.”  As William S.H. Keys transferred to the East Pennsylvania Conference in 1862, the 1860 date appears to be correct.  The church was always part of the Port Matilda charge, the other churches being in Centre County, until 1985 – when it was placed on the Half Moon charge with the former Methodist churches in the valley.  The appointment was discontinued in 1991.

Final disposition:
  The building was sold in 1995 and has been used for storage and as a meat shop.
     


Cooks MP

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Address: 5331 Bollinger Road
Municipality:
Todd township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions:

Historic Conference:
     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:
     1921,40 – building dedicated

Brief History:
     This building was dedicated September 11, 1921.  In the 1939 denominational union with the Methodist Episcopal Church, this was the only Methodist Protestant congregation on the Cassville charge that opted to become part of the newly created Methodist Church.  The congregation was never large and for its last few years had been part of a rural charge that rotated its Sunday services between the various buildings: Wood, Broad Top City and Robertsdale (which closed in 2004).  A deconsecration service was held December 18, 2016.

Final disposition:

 


Cromwell UB

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
    Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church 

Journal references:
    1926,88 – referred to conference trustees as a vacant property
  
 1945,36 – disbanded, permission to sell
    1946,126 – sold

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Dungarvin ME 
[a.k.a. Dry Hollow ME]

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Location: Dry Hollow Road, Village of Dungarvin
Municipality:
Warrior Mark township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Warriors Mark, go north on PA 550 1.4 miles north to Dungarvin Road (where PA 550 turns to the west).  Continue straight on Dungarvin Road 3.7 miles to its terminus at Dry Hollow Road.  The church is on the right, at the intersection of Dungarvin and Dry Hollow roads.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1990,351 – discontinued
     1991,380 – sale pending
     1992,352 - sold

Brief History:
      This property was sold in 1900 by “Annie E. Mattern and her husband David” to David Mattern, David M. Lykens, David Ellenberger, W. Davis Cornelius and Elisha Houck, trustees of the Twentieth Century Methodist Episcopal Church of Dry Hollow.”  This appointment was always on the Warriors Mark charge and was never very large.  In 1985 the average weekly attendance was 8, and it was recommended that the appointment be discontinued.  The church continued in limited service, however, until finally being discontinued in 1990.

Final disposition:
      The building is now a private home.


Entriken ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Fairview UB

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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

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Franklinville ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1963,227 – sold for $4,000 [trustee minutes 10/29/1962, page 2, give the amount as $1,400]

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Germany Valley Bethel UB

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Location: Germany Valley Road
Municipality:
Shirley township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the north end of Shirleysburg, so two miles north on Germany Valley Road.  The site is on the west side of the road.

Historic Conference:
      Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

Journal references:
     1884,9 – repairs made to “Bethel Chapel in Germany Valley”
     1896,25 – permission to vacate and sell

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Greenwood Furnace ME

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Location: PA 305, village of Greenwood Furnace
Municipality:
Jackson township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of PA 26 and PA 305 at McAlevy’s Fort, go 6 miles east on PA 305 to Greenwood Furnace State Park.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This building was erected in 1867 and stopped being used for worship when the furnace closed in 1905.  The structure was used for storage until it was restored in 1928.

Final disposition:
      The structure is part of the Greenwood Furnace State Park.


Hare's Valley MP
[aka Stony Point MP]

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Location: Hare’s Valley Road
Municipality:
Union township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Mapleton, go south on PA655 [Hare’s Valley Road] 4 miles. The building was located about ½ mile south of  the 1879 Beech Run Church of the Brethren pictured above, but its exact location has not been identified.  NOTE: This is Beech Run Church of the Brethren erected in 1879, not the 1855 Methodist Protestant building.
   

Historic Conference:
      Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This society was organized in the Hare’s Valley school house in 1842.  In 1855 they moved into their newly constructed wooden chapel, ehich supposedly was able to seat 200 people.
   

Final disposition:
     


Harmony MP

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Location: Harmony Church Road
Municipality:
Union township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
      Calvin is on PA 829. 3 miles north of Cassville.  From the main intersection in Calvin, go north 0.1 miles to Lorry Road.  Go west on Lorry Road 0.1 miles to the T at Harmony Church Road.  Go north on Harmony Church Road 50 feet.  The church is on the west side of the road.

Historic Conference:
        Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
       This society was organized in 1833.

Final disposition:
      This is now a Church of God church building.


Hesston ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Hill Valley UB

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Location: PA 747, 8 miles north of Three Springs
Municipality:
Cromwell township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the4 center of Three Springs, go about 4 miles north on PA 747.  The site is on the west side of the highway, in a clump of trees immediately after a large open space enclosed by split rail fence.

Historic Conference:
    
Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church   
     Western Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB CHurch   

Journal references:
  
  1926,82&88 – referred to conference trustees as a vacant property
     1963,108 – permission to abandon and raze the building
     1963,132 – remaining 18 members transferred out, mostly to Three Springs

Brief History:
     This frame structure was dedicated November 8, 1892.  The area was always rural, and the membership always hovered around 20.  At several low points, services were discontinued and the building considered vacant property.  Services were finally discontinued for good in 1961.

Final disposition:
      The site is completely overgrown, and the steps pictured above are no longer discernible.


Huntingdon Furnace ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
    This structure is listed in the 1915 conference journal as a union building, partly owned by the Methodists.  It was on the Pine Grove Mills charge.

Final disposition:
    
There is no evidence left of a church building.
     


Latta Grove UB

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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

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Maddensville Wesley Chapel ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1954,55 – declared abandoned; authorization to sell

Brief History:
     Wesley Chapel was part of the Hustontown charge when it was closed.

Final disposition:
     


Marklesburg ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


McKendree ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Meadow Green MP

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Location: 20836 Shore Valley Road
Municipality:
Clay township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
       From Three Springs, go 4 miles west on PS 94e4 to Shore Valley Road.  Go south on Shore Valley Road 0.5 miles.  The church is on the west side of the road.

Historic Conference:
       Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
       This congregation was organized in 1853.  The date of the church building is unknown, but it apparently was after 1883 [when Africa’s History of Huntingdon County reports they were still meeting in the Meadow Green school house] and before 1888 [when the 8/4/1888 Tyrone Herald reported “A miscreant deposited in the cellar of the Methodist, Protestant church, at Meadow Green, Huntingdon county, the carcass of a skunk and a portion of a dead cow, with a view of driving out the Sunday school and breaking up the church service.”]

Final disposition:
      This is now a Mennonite church building.


Monroe ME

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Address:
Municipality:
Cromwell township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions:
     From the borough of Three Springs, go 2.5 miles north on PA 747 to Laurel Hollow Road.  Go east on Laurel Hollow Road 0.5 miles to Monroe Valley Road.  Go north on Monroe Valley Road 1 mile.  The church and cemetery are on the left, 100 yards up a service road.

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     2010,43 - discontinued

Brief History:
     This class met in private homes and the schoolhouse until the chapel was erected in 1838.  The congregation was faithful, but never large and gradually decreased in numbers over the years.  In 2009 the remaining members voted to close as of September 1, with any members who had not withdrawn or transferred by that date to be automatically transferred to Orbisonia.

Final disposition:
     The property was deeded to the Monroe Valley Cemetery Association in December 2011.  For several years, the church building continued to be used by the Association for their annual meeting.  Because of serious structural damage and no funding to make repairs, the decision was made April 2015 to remove the building.  


Mooresville ME

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Location:
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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Mt. Nebo UB

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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

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Mt. Peasant ME

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Location: PA 944
Municipality:
Todd township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
    The site is on the north side of PA 944, about halfway between Cooks Corners and Eagle Foundry.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
    
A Methodist Episcopal class existed in the area in the very early 1800’s.  A log church was erected by the Methodists and used until 1852, when a brick church was erected at Eagle Foundry and named Asbury Chapel.  The log church appears to have continued in limited use for a while – especially for funerals, as the cemetery remained active.

Final disposition:
      A small, active cemetery remains at the site.


Mt. Union Otterbein UB

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
    
Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church       

Journal references:
     1873,30 – financial difficulties
     1896,25 – permission to vacate and sell
     1898,20 – attached to South Williamsport
    
1921,98 – placed under care of the Orbisonia quarterly conference
     1922,90 – placed under care of the Orbisonia quarterly conference

Brief History:
     This building was erected about 1870.  The exact location is given in the 1873 county atlas.  The building put the congregation in financial difficulty from which it never fully recovered.  The structure was sold to the Odd Fellows in 1896.  In 1897 the Mt. Union charge was re-named the Juniata charge.  It appears that the congregation apparently kept meeting (in the Odd Fellows Hall?) for another 25 years before disbanding.

Final disposition:
     


Mt. Zion UB

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Location:
Municipality:
Tell township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
      Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren in Christ

Journal references:
    
1894,14 – church building destroyed by fire
    
1895,13 – [new] church building in use and soon ready for dedication
     1979,261 – merged into Salem
     1992,259 – razed

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Neelyton ME

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Location:
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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Newburg ME  

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Oak Grove UB

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Location: PA 655, 6 miles south of Saltillo
Municipality:
Clay township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Saltillo, go about 6 miles south on PA 655.  The building stood in the depression on the east side of the road at the intersection with Stone Valley Road,, directly across from the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren in Christ.

Journal references:
     1971,91 - discontinued

Brief History:
     This frame building was dedicated February 14, 1908.  The area was always rural, and the membership always hovered around 20.  The church reported 9 members at the 1968 EUB-Methodist union and was discontinued in 1971.

Final disposition:
      The church has been razed and no traces of the structure remain.


Orbisonia UB

Location: Cromwell Street
Municipality:
borough of Orbisonia
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
    Cromwell Street is parallel to and one full block east of US 522.  The site is at the north end of town, on the east side of the street.

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren in Christ.

Journal references:
     1981,161 – merged into Orbisonia First
     1981,298 – being sold to Masonic Lodge

Brief History:
     The church building was erected in 1858, and the Sunday School portion added 1941-43.  The congregation merged into the town’s former Methodist congregation in 1981, and the building was sold to the Masonic Lodge.

Final disposition:
     


Pennsylvania Furnace ME

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Location:
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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Robertsdale ME

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Location:
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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     


Russellville ME

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Location:
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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

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Final disposition:
     


Saltillo ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

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Final disposition:
     


Saltillo MP

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
        Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This class was organized in 1873.  It is generally believed they worshiped in Union Hall and did not have a building of their own, however at least one old  picture postcard with the label “Saltillo Methodist Protestant Church” is known to exist.

Final disposition:
     


Seven Stars ME

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Location:
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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

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Final disposition:
     


Shade Valley Chapel ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

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Final disposition:
     


Slate Hill ME

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Location: 12977 Slate Hill Road
Municipality:
Jackson township
County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of PA 26 and PA 203 in McAlevy’s Fort, go 100 yards north on PA 26 to Alan Seeger Road.  Turn right onto Alan Seeger Road and go ½ mile to Powells Road (where Alan Seeger Road bears to the right).  Go straight on Powells Road ½ mile to the crossroad at Reese’s Corner.  Turn right onto Slate Hill Road and go ½ mile.  The structure is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church       

Journal references:
     1954,129 – sold for $865; funds given to district superintendent

Brief History:
     Slate Hill [aka Piper’s Chapel] was part of the 3-point Ennisville charge (Ennisville, Slate Hill, Wesley Chapel) until 1931, when Ennisville was merged with the 4-point Manor Hill charge (Charter Oak, Donation [aka Gwynn Chapel] Manor Hill, Mooresville).  At that time Slate Hill was closed, as was Charter Oak (a schoolhouse appointment), and Donation was attached to Fifteenth Street in Huntingdon – leaving the present Manor Hill charge of Ennisville, Manor Hill, Mooresville (merged into Manor Hill to form Faith UMC) and Wesley Chapel.    

Final disposition:
      The church finally sold the property in 1953/54 to Walter H. Leidy of Johnstown PA, who remodeled it into a hunting camp – see the picture above at the right.  The Leidy’s sold the property in 1975 to the present owners, who extensively remodeled the structure into a permanent home – see the picture above at the left.


Sugar Grove UB

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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

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Union ME

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Location:
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County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

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Final disposition:

 


Wakefield Chapel ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1936,76 – reported sold

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:




Warrior Ridge ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Huntingdon
State:
PA

Directions: 
    The community of Warrior ridge is on a dead end road going south from Petersburg along the railroad tracks and the Juniata River

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    1925,72 - chapel erected

Brief History:
    On November 2, 1924, a Community Chapel was dedicated at Warrior Ridge through the efforts of C.F. Himes, pastor at Petersburg, who enlisted the support of the Penn Central Light and power Company and Pennsylvania Railroad Company in the project.  The journal reports that "Pastor Himes shepherds this flock at Warrior Ridge."  It is unclear what, if any, ownership the Methodists had in the building.   

Final disposition: