CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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UNION COUNTY PA


Allenwood ME 

Description: allenwood

Location: White Deer Avenue, village of Allenwood
Municipality:
Gregg township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of US 15 and PA 44 in Allenwood, go 1 block north on USA 15 to White Deer Avenue.  Turn east onto White Deer Avenue and go 2 blocks to Second Street.  The building stands on the southwest corner of White Deer Avenue and Second Street.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Brief History:
      This church building was dedicated May 26, 1907, and services were discontinued in 1968.  It was always on a charge with Elimsport.

Final disposition:
      The building has been extensively remodeled and converted into apartments.

 


Alvira EV 

alvia

Location: village of Alvira
Municipality:
Gregg township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions: 
         From the intersection of US 15 and PA 44 in Allenwood, go 3 miles west on PA 44 to Mill Road.  Turn north onto Ml load and go 2 miles to Alvira Road.  Turn east onto Alvira Road and go 1 mile.  The church stood on the left side of the road, by the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Brief History:
      This congregation erected its first building on January 7, 1877, on Mill Road, near Spring Creek, and it was known as the Spring Creek church.  In 1885 the building was moved to the village of Alvira.  The building was abandoned in 1942 when the government took the entire area for an ordinance depot.  The congregation relocated to and eventually purchased (in 1954) the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church on Pike Peak Road and is now St. John’s UMC

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Cowan EV

Description: cowan

Location: Church Street, village of Cowan
Municipality:
Buffalo township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of US 15 and PA 192 in Lewisburg, go west on PA 192 7 miles to the village of Cowan.  Turn right at the main interception onto Church Street and go one block to Diefenderfer Road, the road to the Brown Conference Center of Bucknell University.  The church stood on the southeast corner of Church Street and Diefenderfer Road.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1882 and was always part of the Buffalo Valley charge.  It was dismantled in 1951 and the materials used to construct the educational unit at Forest Hill.

Final disposition:
      A modern home has been erected on the site.

 


Dice EV 

Description: dice

Location: PA 304, village of Dice
Municipality:
Limestone township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of US 15 and PA 304 in Winfield, go 12 miles west on PA 304 (i.e., 3 miles past New Berlin) to the village of Dice.  The church is on the left side of the highway.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.

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Brief History:
      This church was erected in 1886 and closed in 1994.  The property was sold to the township.

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Ebenezer EV 

Description: ebenezer

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Union
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Forest Hill ME

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Union
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Forest Hill EV

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Address: PA192, village of Forest Hill
Municipality:
West Buffalo township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions:
     From the intersection of US15 and PA192 in Lewisburg, go west 10 miles on PA192 to Forest Hill.  The building is on the right, off the road and by the cemetery, about 100 yards before the main interaction with Forest Hill Road.

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Brief History:
     This congregation began about 1852 when the pastor assigned to Mifflinburg circuit began holding services in the Forest Hill school house.  The present building was erected in 1856.  The educational unit on the north side of the building was added in 1951.  Also in the 1950’s, as part of the public school consolidation program,  the congregation purchased the adjacent school building for a feloowship hall and additional parking. 
     Beginning in 1928, the 5-point Buffalo Valley charge included Forest Hill (1856), Mazeppa (1859), Pleasant Grove (1879), Cowan (1882) and Sunrise (1909).  The Cowan building was dismantled in 1951 and the materials (including the 1882 cornerstone) were incorporated into the educational wing at Forest Hill.  In 2012 Forest Hill, Mazeppa, Pleasant Grove and Sunrise united to form the Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church, purchased and renovated the former Buffalo Crossroads Elementary School, and began disposing of the former buildings.

Final Disposition:
     The property was sold January 12, 2013, to the Cemetery Association for $45,100.

 


Glen Iron EV   

Description: glen iron

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Union
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Hartleton ME

Description: harleton

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Union
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Hironimus EV

Description: hironimus

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Union
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Kratzerville EV 

Description: kraterville 

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Union
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Mazeppa EV

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Address:
3200 Johnson Mill Road
Municipality:
Buffalo township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of US15 and PA192 in Lewisburg, go west 4 miles on PA192 to the intersection with Johnson Mill Road at Buffalo Crossroads.  Go north 2 miles on Johnson Mill Road to the village of Mazeppa.  The church is on the right, just before the main intersection with Colonel John Kelly Road. 

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Brief History:
     Evangelical preachers began visiting the area in the 1840’s.  The present building was erected in 1859.  Beginning in 1928, the 5-point Buffalo Valley charge included Forest Hill (1856), Mazeppa (1859), Pleasant Grove (1879), Cowan (1882) and Sunrise (1909).  The Cowan building was dismantled in 1951.  In 2012 Forest Hill, Mazeppa, Pleasant Grove and Sunrise united to form the Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church, purchased and renovated the former Buffalo Crossroads Elementary School, and began disposing of the former buildings.

Final Disposition:
     The property was sold January 12, 2013, to the Lutheran Church located across the street for $72,000.


Millmont EV

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Union
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Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Millmont ME

Description: millmount

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Union
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PA

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Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1965,346 – proceeds from sale of the property reported as $2981.70

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Mountain Chapel EV 

Description: mountain chapel

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Union
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New Berlin EV

Description: site    Description: new berlin

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Union
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New Berlin ME

Description: new berlin

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Union
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PA

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Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Brief History:
      The Methodists used the Evangelical church for their services until about 1840 or 1841 when they built a brick church for themselves.  After the death of some members and the removal of others, the congregation became so small that preaching was discontinued.  The church had been unused for several years when, about 1876, a violent storm blew off the roof and so damaged the walls  that the structure had to be torn down.  The bricks were sold to be used in other buildings.

Final disposition:
      The 1886 History of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys states that the site is occupied by a dwelling house, but the now the lot believed to have housed the church building is vacant.

 


New Berlin UB

Description: new berlin

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Union
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New Columbia EV

Description: new columbia

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Union
State:
PA

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Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:
     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1898,18 – permission to use interest income to pay parsonage rent for White Deer charge
            1899,20 – permission to acquire parsonage for White Deer charge
            1904,28 – permission granted to use proceeds from sale at White Deer to renovate the property
            1906,31 – permission to sell church and parsonage; proceeds to Williamsport First

Brief History:
     When the Evangelical Association could not maintain a viable congregation following the 1894 denominational split, the building and the congregation became Lutheran.

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New Columbia ME

 Description: new columbia me

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County:
Union
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PA

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Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

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    East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1903,29 – permission to sell, if necessary

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Pike EV 

Description: pike

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Union
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Pleasant Grove EV

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Address: 2160 Pleasant Grove Road
Municipality:
Lewis township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions:
     From the intersection of PA104 and PA45 west of Mifflinburg, go west 3 miles on PA45 to Pleasant Grove Road.  Go north 3 miles on Pleasant Grove Road (which makes a jog to the left at Kaiser Run Road).  The church is on the right (about ¾ mile past the intersection with Cold Run – Grand Valley Road).

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal References:
   
East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1902,22 – ratify action to sell timber from the lot to raise money for improvements and insurance

Brief History:
     This building was erected about 1879 and was part of the Millmont charge.  It originally stayed with the Evangelical Association, New Columbia charge, during the 1894 split – but later became United Evangelical.  Beginning in 1928, the 5-point Buffalo Valley charge included Forest Hill (1856), Mazeppa (1859), Pleasant Grove (1879), Cowan (1882) and Sunrise (1909).  The Cowan building was dismantled in 1951.  In 2012 Forest Hill, Mazeppa, Pleasant Grove and Sunrise united to form the Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church, purchased and renovated the former Buffalo Crossroads Elementary School, and began disposing of the former buildings.

Final Disposition:
     The property was sold December 14, 2012, for $35,000.


Pleasant Point EA

 

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Union
State:
PA

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Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal References:
     1909, 31 – purchaser at hand, permission to sell

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Salem EV

Description: salem

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Union
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12. Sunrise EV

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Address: 1817 Sunrise Road
Municipality:
White Deer township
County:
Union
State:
PA

Directions:
     From the US15 interchange at West Milton go west on Broad Street (which merges onto High Street and then becomes Crossroads Drive) 4 miles to Kelly Crossroads.  Continue straight for 200 yards to Sunrise Road.  Go north on Sunrise Road 3 miles top Millers Bottom Road.  The building is on the northwest corner of Sunrise Road and Millers Bottom Road.

Historic Conference:
     
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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 Brief History:
     Around1900, likeminded persons in the community began meeting in homes for Sunday School and prayer meetings, and in the Sunrise school house once a month for worship.  The present building was erected un 1909 as the Sunrise United Evangelical Church.  The addition was constructed in 1956.  Beginning in 1928, the 5-point Buffalo Valley charge included Forest Hill (1856), Mazeppa (1859), Pleasant Grove (1879), Cowan (1882) and Sunrise (1909).  The Cowan building was dismantled in 1951 and the bell given to Sunrise.  In 2012 Forest Hill, Mazeppa, Pleasant Grove and Sunrise united to form the Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church, purchased and renovated the former Buffalo Crossroads Elementary School, and began disposing of the former buildings.

Final Disposition:
    The building was sold May 30, 2014, for $72,000.

 


Swengel EV

Description: swengel

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Union
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White Deer EV

Description: white deer

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Union
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White Springs Bethel EV 

Description: white springs

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Union
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