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TIOGA COUNTY PA


Alder Run ME

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Location: Alder Run Road
Municipality:
Jackson Township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Millerton, go south on PA 328 1 mile to Alder Run Road.  Turn west on Alder Run Road and go 2 miles.  The church stood on the north side of Alder Run Road, between Picnic Grove Road and Fisher Road

Historic Conference:
     Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This church was part of the Millerton charge.  When the congregation dwindled, the building was sold about 1890 to the Mitchell’s Mills Grange #912 of the Patrons of Husbandry.

Final disposition:
    

 


Ansonia ME

 

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Location: US 6, village of Ansonia
Municipality:
Shippen township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Ansonia is on US 6, 9 miles west of Wellsboro.  The church stood on the northwest corner of the intersection of US 6 and March Creek Road.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1838 as a Presbyterian house of worship by William E. Dodge of the Phelps-Dodge Lumber Company.  The community was then named Manchester, and the name was changed to Ansonia in 1876 to honor Dodge’s partner Anson Phelps.   The building later became Methodist, then Christian and Missionary Alliance, and the “King James Bible Baptist” Church.  The structure is now deserted.

Final disposition:
    

 


Asaph ME

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Address: village of Asaph
Municipality: 
Shippen township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions:
    
The village of Asaph is just north off US 6, 2 miles east of the intersection with PA 362 at Ansonia.  Go north 100 yards on Crossover Road, east 200 yards on Marsh Run Road, north 50 yards on Asaph Run Road.  The church is on the right, nest to the township building.

Historic Conference:
   
 Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
    
This building was built as a private home by John Stover in 1901.  In 1909 it was sold to the church for $450, with the front part used for services and the back part still used as a residence.  In the late 1920’s the structure was turned around, placed over a basement, and converted into a true church building.  The appointment was on a charge with Gaines, Galeton and Marshland – until those three united to erect the present Pine Creek Valley UMC.

Final disposition:


Beuters EV 

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Location: Beuters Road
Municipality:
Liberty township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of US 15 and PA 414 outside the town of Liberty, go 2 miles west on PA 414 to Beueters Road.  Turn north onto Beuters Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
     1999,217  merged into Liberty First

Brief History:
      John Seybert established the Evangelical work among the German-speaking people in this area in 1830.  The Liberty charge had five church buildings: Beuters and  Liberty and Nauvoo in Tioga County, and Buttonwood and Oregon Hill in Lycoming County.  The building at Beuters was erect about 1910.  The congregation merged into Liberty in 1999.

Final disposition:
    


Blackwell ME

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Location: PA 414, village of Blackwell
Municipality:
Morris township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Wellsboro, go 12 miles south on PA 287 to PA 414 and the town of Morris.  Turn west on PA 414 and go 5 miles to the village of Blackwell.  The church is on the right as you enter the village.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This appointment is sometimes referred to Lloyd, after the name of the post office.  The Blackwell family that founded the community were reported to have come from England, where they were friends of John and Charles Wesley.  The Methodist class here was organized about 1859 and met in the school house until the church building was dedicated October 23, 1892.  The congregation was always part of the Morris [once known as Hoytville] charge and merged into the Morris congregation in 2000.

Final disposition:
       The building and property were transferred to the Blackwell Church Preservation Society on October 6, 2005, for the sum of $1.00.

 


Catlin Hollow ME

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Location: Catlin Hollow Road
Municipality:
Charleston township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Catlin Hollow Road goes east off from PA 287 between Niles Valley and Middlebury.  The church is about 2.5 miles south of Niles Valley, on the west side of the road, across from the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1972,99  discontinued
     1973,204  sold

Brief History:
      The first building was erected in 1854 as a union Methodist and Baptist church.  It is believed that the building pictured above and sold in 1972 was the congregation’s second edifice.

Final disposition:
    

 


Cherry Flats ME

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Location: community of Cherry Flats, midway between Covington and Wellsboro
Municipality:
Covington township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1932,24 – declared “extinct and abandoned”; committee appointed to negotiate sale of the property

Brief History:
      This class was formed about 1867, incorporated in 1877, and erected a church building in 1878.  It was always part of the East Charleston [aka Whitneyville] charge.

Final disposition:
    

 


Clymer ME

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Location:
Municipality:
Clymer township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The exact site of the church building has not been determined.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This class was organized about 1853, and erected a house of worship in 1856.  The structure was formally dedicated December 17, 1859.  A new church building was erected in 1888 and dedicated December 18 of that year.  That structure was destroyed by fire December 9, 1893, and was never rebuilt.  The church was on a two-point charge with Westfield, and following the fire most of the members united with Westfield.

Final disposition:
    

 


Dexter ME

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Location: PA 660, community of Dexter
Municipality:
Delmar township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Wellsboro, go 6 miles west on PA 660.  The church is on the left, as PA 660 intersects with Airport Road and makes a turn to the left.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This congregation was organized in 1864.  Meetings were held in the school house and with the Middle Ridge church until the present building was erected in 1894.  The appointment was served with Ansonia and Middle Ridge.

Final disposition:
       The building and property were conveyed to the Dexter Baptist Church in 1960.  In 2007 the Dexter Baptist Church erected a new structure and sold this property.

 


Dixie Run ME

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Location: PA 414
Municipality:
Morris township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
         From Wellsboro, go 12 miles south on PA 287 to PA 414 and the town of Morris.  Turn west on PA 414 and go 3 miles to the community of Dixie Run.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The Dixie Run Camp Meeting was instituted about 1890 and was typically very well-attended during its annual three-week run.  In 1892 a congregation was organized at Dixie Run, but they never had a church building and worshiped in the Dixie Run school house.  The camp meeting ceased about 1900, but the grounds continued to be used for picnics and reunions.  By 1912 the buildings had fallen into complete disrepair and the camp meeting grounds were abandoned.  The Dixie Run congregation was served in connection with Blackwell.

Final disposition:
    

 


East Point EV 

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Location: PA 414, community of East Point
Municipality:
Liberty township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
         From the intersection of US 15 and PA 414 outside the town of Liberty, go 5 miles east on PA 414 to East Point.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1870.  The congregation divided during the 1894-1922 denominational split, and those siding with the United Evangelicals erected a new structure a few hundred yards to the east.  This congregation did not survive, and the former United Evangelical congregation is now th East Point United Methodist Church.

Final disposition:
    

 


Elk Run ME

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Location: Elk Run Road
Municipality:
Sullivan township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From Mainesburg, go 4 miles east on US 6 to Elk Run Road.  Turn north onto Elk Run Road and go 2 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
      Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1991,222/378  declared abandoned
     1992,353/356  sold

Brief History:
      The class was organized about 1860, was incorporated in February 1864, and erected the existing building later that summer.  The appointment was always part of the Mainesburg charge.

Final disposition:
        The property was sold in 1992 to the Endless Mountain Mission.

 


Farmington ME
[a.k.a West Farmington]

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Location: near Farmington Center, in the west part of the township
Municipality:
Farmington township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The exact site of the church building has not been determined.  This 1897 county history describes it as “in the valley of Thorn Bottom Creek.”

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1933,242 – declared “extinct and abandoned”; committee appointed to negotiate sale of the property
     1935,663 – proceeds allocated to district superintendent

Brief History:
     This church is also known as the Pleasant Valley Church.   This class was organized in November 1883, and a church was erected that same year on land purchased from Simon Cady.   It was on the Osceola charge. 

Final disposition:
    

 


Farmington Hill ME

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Location: near Farmington Hill, in the east part of the township
Municipality:
Farmington township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The exact site of the building has not been determined.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1931,622 – declared “extinct”; conference trustees authorized to sell the property

Brief History:
      This class was organized about 1845 and held classes in a log school house until erecting a church building in 1852.  The church was on the Tioga charge.

Final disposition:
    

 


Gaines ME

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Location: US 6, village of Gaines
Municipality:
Gaines township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Wellsboro, go west 15 miles on US 6 to the village of Gaines.  The site of the first church and the parsonage (still standing, but no longer a parsonage) is on the north side of US 6 on the eastern edge of the village.  The site of the second church is about 0.5 miles west in the center of the village, on the south side of US 6, across from where PA 349 goes off to the north.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The first church building, on the right, was erected in 1868, and the parsonage to the left of it was built in 1883.  This church structure burned in 1918.  The congregation rebuilt in the center of town, on the foundation of a former liquor store, and worship was held in the IOOF Hall during the construction.  In 1987 the Gaines, Galeton and Marshland congregations united to erect the present Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church.

Final disposition:
    

 


Lamb's Creek ME

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Location: Lambs Creek Road
Municipality:
Richmond township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the square in Mansfield, go west on US 6 a few blocks to Lambs Creek Road – which is the first road to the north after crossing the Tioga River.  Proceed north to the site of village of Lambs Creek, which village no longer exists.  The building originally stood on the site pictured above at the left. [Turn east off Lambs Creek Road when it curves left, cross the Tioga River and come to a T.  The main traffic turns left.  The church stood on the left, where the traffic turns left.  There was once a village here.]  The church building was moved further away from Mansfield to 4039 Lambs Creek Road, pictured above at the right, and is now the Lambs Creek Bible Church.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This class was organized in February 1883 and dedicated their church building April 28, 1884. 

Final disposition:
    

 


Lawrence's Corners ME

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Location: Lawrence Corners
Municipality:
Rutland township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Lawrence Corners is 3 miles west of Roseville, on PA 549, where PA 549 swings to the south.  Turn right onto Bailey Creek Road and then left onto Mill Creek Road.  The church is believed to have stood off to the left, down near Mill Creek, behind the property pictured at the left.  The 1948 picture at the right shows, in the background, the only known photograph of the building.

Historic Conference:
     Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This class was organized in 1860 and erected a church building in 1865.  It was served in connection with the Rutland church.

Final disposition:
    

 


Leetonia ME

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Location: village of Leetonia
Municipality:
Elk township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From Wellsboro, go 12 miles south on PA 287 to PA 414 and the town of Morris.  Turn west on PA 414 and go 9 miles, almost to the village of Cedar Run.  Turn right onto Leetonia Road and go six miles to the village of Leetonia.

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

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This congregation was organized in 1879.  They never had a church building, and they worshiped in the public school building.  A similar situation but less-enduring existed in the nearby community of North Elk, where a class met for several years before organizing as a congregation in 1895 and meeting in the Schanbacher school house.  While the North Elk congregation ceased to exist in the early 1900’s. Leetonia continued until about 1920.

Final disposition:
    

 


Liberty EA 

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Location: Blockhouse Road
Municipality:
borough of Liberty
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Blockhouse Road is the old US 15.  This site is about 0.5 miles south of the intersection with PA 414, on the west side of the road.  The church stood to the right of the existing B&D trucking garage, and there is an overgrown cemetery in the wooded lot.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:
     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1903,29 – permission to sell, if necessary
            1907,31 – building “torn down and removed to another point on the charge”
            1908,28 – building moved to “South Union”
            1908,28 – authorization to sell lot & adjoining cemetery

Brief History:
      This congregation was organized in 1830 by John Seybert.  The church building pictured above at the right was erected in 1848 at the site pictured above at the left.  In 1894 the majority of the congregation identified with the United Evangelical Church and purchased the former Methodist Episcopal building a few lots to the north.   The Evangelical Association moved their building to South Union Center, where they were not successful in establishing an enduring congregation, and the structure is now the town hall.

Final disposition:
    

 


Liberty First EV

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Location: Blockhouse Road
Municipality:
borough of Liberty
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
      Blockhouse Road is the old US 15.  This site is several lots south of the intersection with PA 414, on the west side of the road.  

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
      1912,109  loan granted to purchase this property from the ME Church
      2003,171  discontinued
      2004,279  abandoned
      2008,323  disposal of property

Brief History:
      This congregation was formed by the dissenting members of the Liberty Evangelical Association Church who sided with the United Evangelical denomination.  They purchased this property from the Methodist Episcopal Church about 1900.  Bu denominational mergers, the congregation became Evangelical United Brethren in 1946 and United Methodist in 1968. 

Final disposition:
    


Liberty ME

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Location: Blockhouse Road
Municipality:
borough of Liberty
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
      Blockhouse Road is the old US 15.  This site is several lots south of the intersection with PA 414, on the west side of the road.  

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This congregation was organized in 1842 and dedicated their first building in 1851, apparently at a different location.  It is not clear when this building was erected, but the Methodist work eventually floundered and the building was sold to the United Evangelicals about 1900.

Final disposition:
    

 


Mansfield Seminary ME

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Location: Mansfield University
Municipality:
borough of Mansfield
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Mansfield University is in the southeast quadrant of the borough, just a few blocks from the town square.

Historic Conference:
     East Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This institution was begun in 1853 under the patronage and control of the Easy Genesee Conference.  The school was moderately successful until an 1856 fire (and the collapse of the companies that had insured the property) created financial difficulties.  The property was sold to the State of Pennsylvania to become a State Normal School in 1862.

Final disposition:
      The institution has now evolved into Mansfield University.

 


Marshlands ME

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Location: Elk Run Road
Municipality:
Gaines township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Gaines, go 1 mile west on US 6 to Elk Run Road.   Turn south onto Elk Run Road and go 2 miles to the community of Marshlands.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The community of Marshlands was originally known as Elk Run.  The Methodist congregation here was organized about 1850, incorporated in 1873, and erected their church building in 1874. The church was always served in connection with Gaines.   In 1984 the Galeton and Marchlands churches closed and united with Gaines to form the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist congregation, meeting in the Gaines church building until their new structure was completed .

Final disposition:
     The structure is now a private cabin/residence. 


Middlebury First ME

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Location: village of Middlebury
Municipality:
Middlebury township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Middlebury is on PA 287, at its intersection with PA 349, 9 miles north of Wellsboro.  The exact location of the church building has not been determined.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The 1897 history of Tioga County reports that the congregation “was organized about fifty years ago” and that “the society was incorporated July 7, 1884, in which year a house of worship was erected.”  The congregation last appears in the analysis of charges report in 1933, with 10 resident members.  The following year Middlebury is not listed, but Keeneyville shows an appropriate increase in membership.

Final disposition:
    

 


Nauvoo St. Paul’s Union ME

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Location: 46 Linck Hill Road
Municipality:
Liberty township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of US 15 and PA 414 outside the town of Liberty, go 4 miles west on PA 414 to Nauvoo Road.  Bear left onto Nauvoo Road and go 2 miles to Nauvoo.  In Nauvoo, bear left onto Link Road.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This building was dedicated in 1877 as a union church for the Lutheran, Evangelical Association and Methodist Episcopal denominations.  The last Methodist pastor to serve was John T. Willammee, 1910-11, after which the remaining Methodists transferred their membership to one of the two remaining denominations or to another church.

Final disposition:
      The Evangelical congregation has remained with the building, which by denominational merger ids now St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

 


Owlett ME

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Location: Locey Creek Road
Municipality:
Chatham township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Wellsboro, go 9 miles north on PA 287 to Middlebury.  At Middlebury, turn west on PA 249 and go 2 miles to Keeneyville.  At Keeneyville, take the right fork onto Locey Creek Road and go 5 miles to the church site.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1937,244 – declared disbanded; sale of property authorized

Brief History:
      This class was organized in the 1850’s and incorporated as the “The Second Methodist Episcopal Church” in 1882, in which year the church building was erected.  The church building was torn down about 1920, the congregation having been inactive for a number of years.  The pews and some of the church records were reportedly given to the nearby Butler Hill Baptist Church. 

Final disposition:
     

 


Plank ME

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Location: Plank Road
Municipality:
Morris township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Morris, take PA 414 east for 2.5 miles to Plank Road.  Turn south onto Plank Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1963, 83 – abandoned; authorization to sell

Brief History:
      This class was organized in 1888 and met in a school house before erecting the present frame building in 1896.  The church was on the Liberty charge until the Methodists abandoned that charge, at which point it was attached to the Hoytville [Morris] charge.  For many years the four point Morris charge consisted of Blackwell, Morris, Mount Pleasant and Plank.  In 1958 the Plank church merged with the Morris congregation, with some members choosing to join Mt. Pleasant or EUB church at Nauvoo.  The church assets were divided between the Morris and Mt. Pleasant churches, according to the percentage of membership going to each church.  The Plank church never had pews, but the people sat in high-backed kitchen-type chairs.  When the church closed, the chairs were taken to the Morris Church.  The fate of the other items of interest from the church, the pump organ and the elaborate kerosene hanging lights, is not known.

Final disposition:
       The structure is now a private residence.

 


Potter Brook ME

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Location: PA 49, village of Potter Brook
Municipality:
Westfield township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the borough of Westfield, go 3 miles west on PA 49 to the village of Potter Brook.  The church is on the south side of the highway.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This building is known as “The Peoples Church of Potter Brook” and was erected by the community in 1890 for use by the Methodists, Wesleyans and Baptists.  It was served as a regular Methodist appointment for many years, but the congregation had become entirely Baptist by the time Tioga County was transferred from the Genesee Conference to the Central Pennsylvania Conference in 1962.

Final disposition:
    

 


Round Top ME

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Location: Round Top Road
Municipality:
Charleston township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Wellsboro, go 2 miles east on US 6 to Round Top Road.  Turn south onto Round Top Road and go 5 miles to Maple Hill Road.  The church stood on the right side of the road, at the south end of the property [431 Round Top Road] across from Maple Hill Road (which only goes to the left).

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1977,136 – permission to sell

Brief History:
      This class was organized in 1887 and worshiped in the Wesleyan Church until their own church building was dedicated April 22, 1891.  It its early history this church owned a parsonage and was a two-point charge with Coolidge Hollow.  In 1932 that charge was joined to the Whitneyville [East Charleston] charge, where it remained until services ceased.  Services had already ceased when Whitneyville charge came into the Central Pennsylvania from the Genesee Conference in 1962.

Final disposition:
    

 


Rutland Hill ME
[a.k.a. South Rutland]

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Location: Rutland Hill Road
Municipality:
Rutland township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Roseville on PA 549, go south 1 mile on Roseville Avenue to Bungy Road.  Turn left onto Bungy Road and go 1 mile to the cross road, where Burdick Road goes to the right and Rutland Hill Rod goes to the left.  Tuen left onto Rutland Hill Road and go 0.5 miles.  The church site is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The class was organized in 1841 as “The Methodist Episcopal Church of North Sullivan and South Rutland.”   The church building was erected in 1842 on ground presented by its first pastor, Rev. Amos Mansfield, as so was also known as the “Mansfield Church.”  No cemetery is associated with the church, but the Wood Cemetery in Sullivan township, which is visible from the site and which contains the graves of Rev, and Mrs. Mansfield, is sometimes erroneously associated so.  Regular services here were discontinued in the early 1900’s, but an annual service continued until the 1970’s.  The church was razed in the 1990’s.

Final disposition:
    

 


South Rutland ME

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County:
Tioga
State:
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South Union EV 

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Location: PA 414, village of Union Center
Municipality:
Union Township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the borough of Liberty, go 9 miles east on PA 414 to the village of Union Center.  The church stood on the northeast corner of the intersection of PA 414 with Joe Hill Road.

Historic Conference:
     Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:
     1908,22 – building moved from Liberty

Brief History:
      This building, as pictured above at the right, was the original Evangelical Association church building in Liberty.  In 1894 that congregation sided with the United Evangelicals, as did most of the congregations in Central Pennsylvania.  The congregations remaining with the Evangelical Association became part of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, which decided to move the building to Union Center in hopes of building a congregation there.  When that proved futile, the structure became the Union Center town hall.

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State Road ME

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Location: Old State Road
Municipality:
Sullivan township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Mansfield, go 6 miles east on US 6 to Mainesburg.  At Mainsesburg, turn south onto Mainesburg Road and go south 2 miles to the intersection with Old State Road.  [The old highway that became US 6 went south of Mainesburg and Mansfield and crossed US 15 at Covington on its way to Wellsboro.]  At this intersection, Old State Road goes left and stratight ahead.  Turn left onto Old State Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1974,88 – State Road Baptist included in the Mainesburg charge
     1986,346 – State Road Baptist Church dropped from the Mainesburg charge

Brief History:
     This building was erected as union church in 1861.  The Methodist class here was formed in the 1840’s and met in the Ramsdale school house until moving into the newly erected union church in 1861.  The union church was a regular Methodist preaching appointment well into the 1900’s, but it eventually became a Baptist congregation.  For 12 years in the 1970’s and 1980’s the church, although Baptist, was again served by [United] Methodist preachers.
     

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Stony Fork ME

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Location: Stony Fork Road, village of Stony Fork
Municipality:
Delmar township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the square in Wellsboro, go about 9 blocks south on PA 660 to Kelsey Street, and turn left onto Kelsey Street.  When it leaves Wellsboro, Kelsey Street becomes Stony Fork Road.  Proceed 7 miles to the village of Stony Fork.  The church stood on the left, to the left of the existing Baptist church.  The picture above at the right shows the Methodist church on the left and the Baptist church on the right.  The picture above at the left show the site as it looks today, with a gravel parking area marking the location of the Methodist church.    

Journal references:
     1970,261 – discontinued
     1980,A80 – closed
     1981,A76 – stained glass windows to Nelson UM Church; permission to sell building
     1982,225 – razed; sold

Brief History:
      This class was organized about 1895 and erected the building shown in the pictures at the upper right in 1900.  For a number of years the church was on a three-point charge with Dexter and Middle Ridge.  From 1934 to 1938 the congregation was part of a successful six-church parish of 3 Methodist and 3 Baptists congregations.  When that arrangement ended, the church was closed for a number of years.  In 1948 local Methodists worked to have it reopened and served by local pastors.  In 1952 it was added to the Whitneyville charge, where it remained until being closed permanently in 1970.

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Stull ME

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Location: Joe Hill Road
Municipality:
Union township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     St Roaring Branch, head west from PA 14 ion Ogdensburg Road.  Go 3 blocks to Joe Hill Road and turn right.  Go 3 miles.  The site is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      Little is known about this church.  The cemetery sign reads “1885,” but Stull is listed in the conference journal on the Ralston charge in the 1884 missionary report.  It is also listed 1898-1900 in the annual conference journal “statistics #5,” which appeared only for those three years.  When first definitive list of all the appointments is given in 1915, Stull is not listed.  The church apparently closed between 1899 and 1915.  The building was supposedly town down in the 1950’s.

Final disposition:
    The cemetery is still active.

 


Tioga ME

    

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Location: PA 287, North Main Street
Municipality:
Tioga borough
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The church stood on the site pictured above on the left, 1 block north of the town “square” and on the west side of the street.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      Subscriptions to erect a Methodist building in Tioga were gathered beginning in 1826.  The frame for a building was erected in 1827, and it remained in that condition until completed in 1842.  That building, which fronted “Meeting House Alley,” was destroyed by fire in 1871.  The building pictured above at the right was erected in 1872.  The 1972 flood damaged many area church buildings and called for a realistic re-evaluation of the mainline Protestant churches.  In nearby Lawrenceville, the Presbyterian and Methodist churches combined to form a Methodist congregation.  In Tioga, the Presbyterians and Methodists united to form a Presbyterian congregation.  The original plan was for the merged congregation to use the Methodist building, but further examination revealed the Methodist structure had sustained more flood damage than was originally noted.  The merged congregation now uses the former Presbyterian building, and the former Methodist structure was torn down.

Final disposition:
     The site is now a mini-park.

 


Tioga Junction ME

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Location: village of Tioga Junction
Municipality:
Lawrence township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Tioga Junction is on the old US 15, 3 miles south of Lawrenceville.  The church stood west of the main highway, behind the school, on the southwest corner of School Road and Junction Cross Road.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The congregation at Tioga Junction began in 1911 as the result of revival meetings there.  The church was always part of the Lawrenceville charge.  When the building was destroyed by fire in 1978, the congregation elected to unite with Lawrenceville and erect a new building there, the present Calvary UMC.

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Tompkins ME

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Location: PA 49
Municipality:
Lawrence township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Lawrenceville, go 3 miles west on PA 49.  The church stood on the right, in the area now flooded by the Cowanesque Valley Dam.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This congregation was organized in 1895 and erected their building in 1901.  Before erecting their building, they met is a schoolhouse across the road from the present site.  That schoolhouse was later taken to Nelson and added as an annex tom the Methodist church there.  Services at the church appear to have been discontinued before 1962, at which time Tompkins was transferred to the Central Pennsylvania Conference from the Genesee Conference as a closed church on the Nelson charge.  Following the 1972 flood and the plans for the Cowanesque Valley Dam, the property was purchased by the Army Corps of Engineers.  The building was supposedly taken down and transported to Lawrenceville to become a garage for the parsonage there.

Final disposition:
     The pulpit and chairs were given to the Lawrenceville church, and the bell to the Tioga Junction church.  The pews and various other items were offered to former members.  The landscape has been rearranged, but the church stood near the present shoreline of the lake created by the new dam.

 


Union EV 

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Location: PA 414
Municipality:
Liberty township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the borough of Liberty, go 2 miles east on PA 414.  The church is on the north side of the highway.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association.

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1891 and remained with the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 denominational split.  Although never large, the congregation functioned into the 1960’s and has the distinction of being the area’s last remaining pro-Esher church (i.e., c church that remained with the Evangelical Association during the split).  Not having been used since the 1968 United Methodist merger, the property was sold in 1983 and now houses the Liberty Area Historical Society.

Final disposition:
     


Welsh Settlement ME

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Location: Welsh Settlement Road
Municipality:
Charleston township
County:
Tioga
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Wellsboro, go 2 miles east on US 6 to Cherry Flats Road.  Berr right onto Cherry Flats Road and go 2.5 miles to Welsh Settlement Road [a.k.a Arnot Road].  Turn south onto Welsh Settlement Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the right, just past the large Welsh Settlement Cemetery on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1991,222 – abandoned and sold

Brief History:
      This building is known as the Welsh Settlement Congregational Church.  It was erected in 1867 and served in various ways over the years.  About 1950 the congregation appears to have begun paying apportionments to the Methodist Church in exchange for pastoral services as part of the Whitneyville charge.  This arrangement lasted until 1990.  The 1991 journal reference as “abandoned and sold” appears to be an inaccurate account of the congregation returning to its Congregational roots.

Final disposition: