CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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Bardwell EV

Description: Description: Description: bardwell

Location: village of Bardwell
Municipality:
Tunkhannock township
County:
Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The village of Bardwell is six miles east of Tunkhannock on U.S. Rt. 6.  The old church, however, is on the other side of the creek from Saddle Lake Road, but the old bridge was removed more than 20 years ago. To reach it, travel on Rt. 6 about a mile east of the Saddle Lake Road intersection. After crossing the creek, make a sharp left onto Bunker Hill Road. At the stop sign, continue straight across the intersection onto Bardwell Road and the old church is a mile ahead on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
    
This building was erected by the Evangelical Association in 1891 and claimed by both factions following the 1894 denominational split.  The Evangelical Association maintained possession of the building, but the congregation did not survive until the 1922 reunion.  The property was listed as unused until about 1960, although a Union Sunday School was held during some of those years.  In 1965 the Methodists briefly considered re-establishing preaching services but decided they had neither the interest nor the proper jurisdiction to do so.

Final disposition:
     The building is privately owned and operated as a garage/repair shop.   


Beaumont ME
[aka Monroe ME]


Location:
Municipality:
Monroe township
County:
Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1955,1873 – declared abandoned
     1958,673 – sold to Monroe township for $450; $400 to Beaumont Cemetery Association
   

Brief History:

Final disposition:
        


Bunnell Hill ME
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Location:
Municipality:
township
County:
Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This congregation worshipped in the school house for many years until its church building was dedicated June 20, 1902.   Worship serves here were discontinued about 1938, and the congregation merged into the Meshoppen church.   Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 77, states that Wyalusing District Methodist camp meetings were held at Bunnell Hill from 1871 to 1874, before the Dimock campmeeting site was selected.

Final disposition:
   


Crooked Lake [Lake Winola] ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 


Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
     Crooked Lake [later called Lake Winola] merged with Mill City to erect the present Lake Winola UM Church on the other side of the lake.

Final disposition:
   


Keiserville ME

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Location: community of Kaiserville
Municipality:
Washington township
County:
Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Tunkhannock go west 3 miles [or from Russel Hill go east 1 mile] on US 6, to Keiserville Road.  Go north 2 miles on Keiserville Road.  The cemetery is on the right.  The location of the church building has not been determined.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
     This appointment/building has also been known as Kaiserville and Vose.  The community was originally called Witch Hazel because of the witch hazel shrubs growing in the area.  It was named Keiserville for Michael Keiser who came from Philadelphia and bought the property along the creek.  After 1866 it became known as Vose because the post office was located in the Vose mill building that Keiser owned.  With the closing of the mill and the post office, the name reverted back to Keiserville, but now the spelling Kaiserville prevails.
     The Methodist building here was dedicated July 17, 1853.  For many years the services were held Sunday evenings at 8.  In 1960 a student pastor was assigned, and the services were moved to Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. so that he could return to his school each week.  This change was not well received, and the attendance dropped to the point where the congregation was no longer viable.   Most of the members were transferred to Russell Hill.

Final disposition:
     The property was sold in 1969, with the condition that the building be razed.  The altar was taken to Russell Hill
   


 

Mill City ME

Description: Description: Description: old_lake_winola

Location:
Municipality:

County:
Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 


Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
     Mill City merged with Crooked Lake [later called Lake Winola] to erect the present Lake Winola UM Church on the other side of the lake.

 

Final disposition:
   


Tunkhannock EV

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Location:
Municipality:
borough of Tunkhannock
County: Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:
    East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association|
            1900,21 – permission to solicit on Allentown District rather than sell part of the lot
            1896,27 – permission to solicit in the Reading District to liquidate debt
            1897,20 – permission to take out a mortgage rather than sell off the rear of the lot   
            1903,29 – permission to sell, if necessary

Brief History:
    

Final disposition:
   


Vernon ME
[aka Greens Wood ME]

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Location: village of Vernon
Municipality:
Northmoreland township
County:
Wyoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
      The village of Vernon is on PA 292, 2 miles north of Centermoreland.  The building stood at the end of the Beaumont to Vernon Road, 40 yards west of PA 292, across from the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    1939 (special session) – authorization to sell
    1940,668 – authorized to sell

    1945,17 – discontinued and abandoned.  Conference board of trustees directed to sell.

Brief History:
     This church was on the Centermoreland charge.  The class was formed before 1860 and called Green Woods, local preacher Samuel Harrison doing most of the early preaching.  They worshiped in a school house until a church building was erected in 1874 and dedicated January 13, 1875.  The 1939 entry states that it “has been abandoned for several years.”

Final disposition:
     The site is now an empty field.


Vose ME [see Keiserville]