CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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Aughenbaugh EV

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Bald Hill EV

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Bittersville EV 

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Blooming Grove EV 

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Cassell's EV 

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Cross Roads UB

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Dallastown Trinity EV 

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Dillsburg ME

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Dillsburg UB 

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Emigsville Bethany Chapel EV

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Franklintown UB 

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Glen Rock ME

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Hanover Otterbien UB 

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Harmony Grove UB

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Hellam Bethany UB

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Jerusalem UB

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Location: Codorus Furnace Road
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East Manchester township
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     The village of Starview is in PA 24, where it makes a 90 degree turn, about one mile south of Mt. Wolf.  From the village of Starview, go one mile east on Codorus Furnace Road to Jerusalem School Road.  The church stood on the north side of Codorus Furnace Road, next to the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
     Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

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     This class was organized in 1840.  Services were held in the John Shelly spring house and in private homes until the first church building was erected in 1850.  That building was destroyed by fires in early 1856 and replaced by the building pictured above, which was dedicated June 22, 1856.  In 1914 the congregation relocated about one mile west to Starview and erected the present Starview UMC.  The name Jerusalem followed the congregation to the new location for a while, but that has been dropped.  The one-room Jerusalem school, now converted into a private dwelling, stands next to the site of the Jerusalem church.
     This congregation was affected by the 1889 denominational split, and those maintaining loyalty to the Old Constitution erected the nearby Mt. Hebron church – on Mt. Hebron Church Road, about 1/10 mile from Codorus Furnace Road.

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      The church was dismantled, and the stones from the foundation were used in the foundation of the 1914 Starview building.  The site is marked by remaining adjoining cemetery – variously called the Jerusalem school cemetery, the Jerusalem UB cemetery, and Hoover’s Cemetery – although it is unclear whether the congregation ever actually owned the burying ground.

 


Klinefelter’s Chapel EV

 

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     Also known as Seitz’s, this building was erected when the congregation was organized in 1860.  It stood about 1 miles south of Glen Rock – about ¼ mile before, and on the same side of the road as,  Fissel’s Lutheran Church.  The 1876 York County Atlas gives the exact location.

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Kralltown EV

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Lewisberry Emmanuel EV

 

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Lewisberry Grace EV 

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Long Level Ebenezer EV 

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Manchester EV

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Manchester UB 

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Margaretta Furnace ME

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Marsh Run Mt. Olivet UB

 

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Maytown UB

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Moore's Mountain ME

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Mount Carmel ME

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Mount Helen UB

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Mount Olivet UB

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New Bridgeville Shenberger's Chapel EV

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New Freedom EV 

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Pleasant Hill EV 

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Pleasant Hill ME

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Porter's EV 

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
    

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     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1896,28 – instruct immediate action to prevent sheriff’s sale

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Rock Chapel ME

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Ruhler's UB 

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Salem EV 

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Seven Valleys St. Paul's EV

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Shrewsbury EV 

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Slab EV 

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South Mountain Union EV 

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Spring Grove UB

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     Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church    

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     1912,59 – conference treasury receives $620.32 from Spring Grove church account

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St. John's EV 

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Location: St. John’s Road
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Manheim township
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     From Glen Rock, go 6 miles west on PA 216 to the village of Glenville.  Enter Glenville and turn onto Glenville Road.  Go 2 miles west on Glenville Road to St. John’s Road, just past the village of Hokes.  Go ½ mile north on St. John’s Road.  The church is on the southeast corner of the intersection of St. John’s Road and Camp Woods Road.

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.

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     1995,221 – abandoned
     2009,341 – sold to David E. Rohrbaugh [this sale was not completed]

Brief History:
     This building was erected in 1904, with services presumably held in area homes before that.  Beginning in 1909 and continuing at least into the 1920’s, the United Evangelical Church operated Hoke’s Grove Camp Meeting just west of, and within sight of, the church.  The camp meeting grounds had cottages, and auditorium, dining all, etc.
     

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      In 2014 the church was sold to the Cemetery Association.

 


Stewartstown Calvary MP

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Stewartstown ME

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Strinestown UB 

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Trinity North EV 

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Trinity South EV

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Weiglestown UB 

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Wellsville ME

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Wentz UB
[Mount Zion UB]

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     Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

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     1928,29 – brief history and status report as an inactive church

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      This building was erected in 1860.  Regular services were discontinued about 1918, with the remaining members served for several years with services few times a year from the Hanover charge.

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Winterstorm Emanuel UB

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Winterstorm St. Paul EV

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Woodbine EV

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Yocumtown UB 

 

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Yoe Christ EV 

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York Bethlehem EV 

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Location #1: Queen Street, between Market and Philadelphia Streets
Location #2: State and Wallace Streets, northeast corner
Municipality:
York city
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York
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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

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East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1899,21 – permission to sell church and parsonage to erect new church and parsonage
            1904,27 – permission for mortgage to purchase parsonage
            1908,30 – permission for additional mortgage to meet debts

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      This congregation had its beginning with Jacob Albright, who visited York in 1806 and preached in the courthouse.  Services were held in the courthouse until 1836, when the congregation began meeting in homes.  In 1842 a church building was erected on the east side of Queen Street, between Market and Philadelphia Streets.  In 1903 the congregation moved to State and Wallace Streets.  In 1970 the congregation united with the (former Methodist) Ridge Avenue congregation to worship in the Ridge Avenue building as the Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

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York Christ EV 

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York Christ Hope Community UM 

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York Crosswalk Community UB 

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York Duke Street ME

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York Epworth ME

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York Princess Street EV

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York Ridge Avenue ME  

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York Second UB 

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York Third UB 

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York Trinity United Methodist Church

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York West Street ME

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York Haven UB

 

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Zion ME

 

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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     1963, 83 authorization to raze and/or sell

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