CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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LYCOMING COUNTY PA


Astonville ME

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Barbours ME

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Beech Grove ME

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Bethel EV

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      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church 

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     1961, 76 – merged into Franklin to form the Franklin Bethel congregation.

Brief History:
     This building was part of the six-point (Bethel, Ebenezer, Franklin, Nordmont St. Paul’s, Sonestown, Unityville Salem) Evangelical charge that existed from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.  It closed in 1961, when the congregation merged into Franklin to form the present Franklin Bethel UM Church.
   

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Bodines ME

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Brookside ME

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Buttonwood EV 

Description: Description: Description: buttonwood

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Jackson township
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Lycoming
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PA

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Cammal ME 

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Carsontown ME

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Ceder Run ME 

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Centennial ME 

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Crescent ME 

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Dividing Ridge ME 

 

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Eagle EV

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Ebenezer EV

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Ellenton EV

Description: Description: ellenton

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1911,38 - Ellenton circuit formed by detaching Ellenton, Masten, Shunk & Wheelerville from the Grover Mission

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Emery ME 

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English Center ME 

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Friedens  EV

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Green Valley ME

Description: Description: green valley

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Hepburnville ME 

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    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church  

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    1887,58 – building improved
    1893,70 – building improved
    1915,70 – listed on Trout Run charge
    1917,33 – permission to sell
    1918,35 – $331.79 proceeds from sale

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     In 1965 the building was in possession of the Hepburnville Presbyterian Church and used as a community building. 


Hoppestown ME

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Jersey Mills ME

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Jersey Shore Epworth EV

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Limestone ME

Description: Description: limestone

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     1893,70 building improved

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Linden ME

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Loyalsockville EV

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Mapleton ME

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Marsh Hill ME 

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Location: village of Marsh Hill
Municipality:
McIntyre township
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Lycoming
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PA

Directions: 
    From Ralston, go south 3 miles on PA14 to Pleasant Stream Road.  Go west, across the creek, ˝ mile into the village of Marsh Hill.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
   
 1916,66 – listed as a school house appointment on the Ralston charge
     2005,233 – discontinued
     2006,338 – sale pending
     2007,329 – disposal of property

Brief History:
    When the nearby lumbering town of Red Burn was abandoned in 1895, the church building was given to the town of Marsh Hill.  It was disassembled, hauled by horse and wagon, and rebuilt on a donated lot.  At first an independent community church, it was deeded to the Methodists in 1919.  The parking lot east of the building was acquired in 1956 

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     The building is now a private residence.
 


McIntyre ME

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Location: ghost town of McIntyre
Municipality:
McIntyre township
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Lycoming
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PA

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    The town of McIntyre was atop McIntyre Mountain, one mile north of Ralston, east of PA14.  McIntyre Mountain Road exits Ralston to the east and circles around the mountain to climb it from the east.

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
     1884,144 – listed in missionary statistics

Brief History:
     The town of McIntyre once boasted 1500-2000 people, 300 homes, running water, and even fire hydrants.  The large church and cemetery were Presbyterian.  The 1876 county history records that the Methodists worshiped weekly in the school house, and it appears that there never was a Methodist-owned structure – but there was a congregation for at least 10 years.  The appointment was on  the Ralston charge.

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     The entire town is gone and the land overgrown.  The only readily visible remainders are a few tombstones among the growth in the once large cemetery.

 


Moreland ME 

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Mount Pleasant EV

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Mount Zion EV

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Oregon Hill EV

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Oregon Hill ME 

Description: Description: oregon 

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    The site is just east of the former EV church.

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    The history of this site is sketchy.  It appears that the Methodists moved an old school building to the site about 1891 and maintained an appointment here until about 1912.

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The 160x100 lot is now privately owned.

 


Proctor ME 

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Richarts Grove ME 

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Salladasburg EV

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State Run ME 

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South Williamsport Christ UB 

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South Williamsport ME

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Steam Valley EV

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Tombs Run ME

 

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Unityville Salem EV

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Address: 8928 Moreland Baptist Road
Municipality:
Jordan township
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Lycoming
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PA

Directions:
     From Hughesville, go east on PA118 15 miles to PA42.  Go south on PA42 1.5 miles to the first crossroad.  Go west on Moreland Baptist Road 0.5 miles.  The church is on the left.  

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Brief History:
     The congregation began meeting in homes and erected the nucleus of the present building on the lands of Gordon F. Mason in 1845.  The building and property were deeded to the congregation in May 1846.  During the 1894-1922 split there were two Evangelical church buildings in Unityville.  From the 1922 formation of the Central Pennsylvania Conference RV until the 1970 formation of the Central Pennsylvania Conference UM, Unityville was part of the 6-point Sonestown charge: Bethel, Ebenezer, Franklin, Nordmont, Salem, Sonestown.  In 1970 Salem was placed on the 5-point Unityville charge: Fairview, Franklin Bethel, Pine Center, Salem, Wesley Chapel.  In 2014 the Salem and Wesley Chapel buildings were closed and the congregations merged into Pine Wesley, meeting in the former Pine Center building. 

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Unityville UE

Description: Description: UnityvilleUE

Location: 6021 PA route 42
Municipality:
Jordan township
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Lycoming
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PA

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     From Hughesville, go east on PA118 15 miles to PA42.  Go south on PA42 1 mile.  The building is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church  

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Brief History:
      The building was erected by those members of the Unityville Salem congregation that chose to identify with the United Evangelical Church during the 1894-1922 denominational split.  When the denominations re-united, the congregations re-united in the original Salem building.

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       The building is now (2014) Taylor’s Bar and Grill.
 


Waterville ME

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 Williamsport Bennett Street EA

Description: Description: bennet

Location: Bennett Street
Municipality:
City of Williamsport
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Lycoming
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PA

Directions: 
    The building stood on the north side of Bennett Street, west of the alley between Packer and Mulberry Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

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Brief History:
     This class was begun in 1869 by the English-speaking proponents of First EA Church on Market Street.  They worshipped in the Franklin School until erecting a building in 1870.  The congregation lost the building when the sided with the United Evangelicals in the 1894 split.  The congregation erected First UE Church at

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This property was eventually purchased by Lycoming College and the building razed to create a parking lot. 


Williamsport Calvary ME

Description: Description: calvary

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Williamsport First EA

Description: Description: first

Location: Market and North Streets
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city of Williamsport
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Lycoming
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PA

Directions: 
    The church stood on the southwest corner of Market and North Street, where the Salvation Army building is today.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association 

Journal references:
     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1898,19 – request denied for Conference funds to erect new building
            1899,21 – permission to solicit funds in the District
            1902,22 – request for funds for new building sent to the general Church Extension Society
            1903,28 – permission to sell Newberry building and use funds to erect new Market Street building
                     30 – permission to collect for new building on Reading and Philadelphia Districts
            1904,28 – permission denied to use funds from Newberry sale to remodel church
            1905,30 – permission denied to solicit across the districts to relieve church debt

Brief History:
     This class was organized in 1849 and erected its first church building in 1852.  The congregation remained in the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 split.  Immediately after the 1922 re-union First EA united with First UE to erect the present First UMC in the triangle at Market and Packer Streets.

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     The site is now home to the Salvation Army church building.

 


Williamsport First UE

Description: Description: first

Location: Bennett and Packer Streets
Municipality:
city of Williamsport
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Lycoming
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PA

Directions: 
     The building stood on the northeast corner of Packer and Bennett Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.

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      When the Bennett Street congregation sided with the United Evangelicals and lost their building in the 1894 split, they worshiped in the Curtin School (at the site of the present First UMC) until erecting this building in 1895.  Immediately after the 1922 re-union First UE united with First EA to erect the present First UMC in the triangle at Market and Packer Streets.

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The site is now a parking lot for Lycoming College.

 


Williamsport High Street ME

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Williamsport MP

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Location: Sherman and Sheridan Streets
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city of Williamsport
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Lycoming
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PA

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     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

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      This congregation appears to have erected the “Wilson Street Methodist Church” at Railway and Wilson Streets in 1875 and operated it until 1880 – at which time that structure passed into the hands of the Evangelical Association.  The church building at Sherman and Sheridan was erected in 1888, and it is not known where (or if?) the congregation met in the years from 1880 to 1888.

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Williamsport Mulberry Street ME

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Williamsport Newberry EV

Description: Description: newberry

Location: Race Street, below Apple Street – Newberry section of Williamsport
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city of Williamsport
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Lycoming
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PA

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      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association 

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East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1903,28 – permission to sell building and use fund to erect new Market Street building in Williamsport

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1871 at a cost of $3000.  When the congregation sided with the United Evangelicals and lost their building in the 1894 split, they worshiped in the local POS of A Hall before erecting a new building at the corner of Newberry Street and Funston Avenue. 

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     The Evangelical Association was unable to sustain a congregation here after the 1894 split and final sold the structure in 1903.  It is now a 4-unit apartment building.

 


Williamsport Newberry ME

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Williamsport Wilson Street Chapel EV

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Location: Railway and Wilson Streets
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city of Williamsport
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Lycoming
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PA

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association  

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1887,16 – permission to sell

Brief History:
     This congregation was a mission enterprise of First EA on Market Street.  The building was erected in 1875 at a cost of $1200 by the Methodist Protestant Church (and known as the Wilson Street Methodist Church) until 1880, when it came into possession of the Evangelical Association.  The 1885 city directory reports 50 members, 35 Sunday School scholars, and the same pastor as First EA.

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Williamsport Wilson Street Methodist Chapel MP

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Location: Railway and Wilson Streets
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city of Williamsport
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Lycoming
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     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church  

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Brief History:
     The building was erected in 1875 at a cost of $1200 by the Methodist Protestant Church (and known as the Wilson Street Methodist Church) until 1880, when it came into possession of the Evangelical Association.  The building was known as “Methodist” and not “Methodist Protestant” because in the 1870’s some northern churches in the Methodist Protestant Church broke away to form the short-lived Methodist denomination, which later re-united back into the Methodist Protestant Church.

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Wilson ME

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     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church  

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     1898,69 – church building erected

Brief History:
    
The 1898 journal states: “On Trout Run Charge two new churches have been erected.  The first at Wilson appointment, at a cost of $700.”  Nothing more is known about this building.  It is not listed among the 1915 buildings on the charge, and none of the now closed buildings listed (Bodines, Crescent, Hepburn) seem fit this time frame.  It is possible that this is the Bodines church, since Bodines was supposedly in existence in 1898 but is not listed in the conference statistics and Wilson is – but an undocumented statement in the Bodines file says the building there was erected 1890-91.

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Woolever's ME

Description: Description: woolevers

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