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PIKE COUNTY PA


1. Glen Eyre ME

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Location: village of Glen Eyre
Municipality:
Lackawaxen township
County:
Pike
State:
PA

Directions: 
   The village of Glen Eyre is on the Lackawaxen River, 7 miles west of Lackawaxen, where the Blooming grove Creek enters the Lackawaxen River.  Ideally, one could follow PA 590 west of Lackawaxen for 5 miles to the village of Rowland, and then continue straight on Towpath Road for 2 miles when PA 590 turns north away from the river.  But Glen Eyre is on the other side of the river ― and there is no longer an automobile bridge over the river.
    From the intersection of I-84 and PA 739, go 5 miles north on PA 739 to US 6.  Either (1) continue straight across US 6 onto Glen Eyre Road and go 5 miles to the village of Glen Eyre or (2) turn left on US 6 and go 2 miles to Club Road/Blooming grove Road, turn right and go 5 miles to the village of Glen Eyre.  The area is very remote and over the years only one of the above 2 roads have been maintained for automobile travel.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   
1889 Framer's Picturesque Erie. Summer Homes.  published by the railroad - "Glen Eyre has a population of 400, good public schools, a Methodist Church, and good general stores."
    1902 Susquehanna County Transcript - "The village of Glen Eyre, Pike County, was sold at auction a few days ago.  The village consists of seven dwellings, one store house, blacksmith shop, barns and other buildings.  Included in the sale was the pretty little depot erected by the Erie railroad company one year ago."
    1904 Chaffee's History of the Wyoming Conference - "Work was sustained at Glen Eyre Schoolhouse seven years, but is no abandoned."

Final disposition:
   
Unknown.  It is unclear whether the Methodists ever owned the building used for worship in Glen Eyre.


2. Green Township MP

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Location:
Municipality:
Green township
County:
Pike
State:
PA

Directions: 

Historic Conference:
    

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   
The Methodist Protestant Church purchased 4 acres of unimproved land in 1859. This was just south of the schoolhouse. It appears that the intent was to worship in the school house and erect a parsonage on this property, but the congregation never developed and the parsonage was later built at Hollisterville in Wayne County. There never was a church building on this site, and there probably was never a parsonage but the site is listed because it was owned by the Methodist Protestant Church. The files and the archives include deeds and other information.

Final disposition:
   
The property was sold to S.R. Hazelton on July 29, 1915


3. Lackawaxen ME

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Location: Scenic Drive, village of Lackawaxen
Municipality:
Lackawaxen township
County:
Pike
State:
PA

Directions: 
   The village of Lackawaxen is on the Delaware River, along PA 590.  Scenic Drive is a loop of PA 590 that runs between PA 590 and the Delaware River and goes into the main part of the village.  The church is on the left side of Scenic Drive. 0.5 miles north of Delaware Drive and the bridge across the Delaware River into New York.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   
The Lackawaxen circuit once covered a large portion of northern Pike County and included several preaching appointments, but most of the were schoolhouses.  The church at Lackawaxen was a union building erected on ground donated by the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.  The last report of the Lackawaxen charge, in 1913, indicated 2 church buildings [presumably Lackawaxen and Rowland] and a membership of 28.

Final disposition:
   
Union Cemetery and St. Mark's Lutheran Church now occupy the site.


4. Rowland ME
    [Westfall Church]

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Location: village of Rowland
Municipality:
Lackawaxen township
County:
Pike
State:
PA

Directions: 
   The village of Rowland is on PA 590, 4 miles west of Lackawaxen

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church     

Journal references:
1924,51 permission to sell
    1925,92 building sold to the Lutherans for $300
1925,93 cemetery transferred to a Cemetery Association

Brief History:
   
This building was dedicated November 24, 1869, on a lot donated by William Westfall. A part of the once-large Lackawaxen circuit, services here appear to have discontinued about 1913.

Final disposition:
    The building is now Bethany Lutheran Church.