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LYCOMING COUNTY PA


Astonville ME

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Location: town of Astonville
Municipality:
McIntyre township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The town of Astonville was located along PA 14, about 3 miles south of Ralston and just north of March Hill, near the mouth of Frozen Run into Lycoming Creek.

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    1884,144 – listed in missionary report for the Ralston charge

Brief History:
    The furnace at Astonville was erected about 1830 and operated until the flood of 1865.  After that, the town gradually dwindled away.  It is believed that the congregation met in the school house. From 1844-1890 Astonville School was at the mouth of Frozen Run. The children remaining in the area then had to walk to Marsh Hill to school. The Marsh Hill School was used as a one-room school until 1946 and is now used as a hunting camp.

Final disposition:
     The town of Astonville is now a ghost town, with nothing left to mark the location of any of the structures.

 


Barbours ME

Description: Description: barbours

Location: village of Barbours
Municipality:
Plunketts Creek township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the village of Loyalsockville on PA 87, go north on PA 87 11.0 miles to Dunwoody Road (which is 0.8 miles past Lower Barbours Road.  Turn left on Dunwoody Road and go 0.5 miles.  The site is on the right, just before the Baptist Church.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 

Journal references:
     1939,81 – new church dedicated 12/11/1938
     1980,576 – all members transferred out
     1981,A76 – permission to sell
     1981,203 – sold

Brief History:
     This appointment was one of eight separated in 1874 as the “upper” churches of the Montoursville circuit.  Five became the Wallis Run Charge: Barbours, Beech Valley, Hoffman, Proctor, Wallis Run.  Three became the Loyalsock charge: Butternut Grove, Hoppestown, Woolever.  At Barbours, the Baptists and Methodists shared the Baptist building for decades until a dispute arose in 1938.  The Methodists then purchased the recently abandoned Plunketts Creek school house from the Montoursville Area School District (and the land on which it sat from Charles Whipple) and remodeled it into a church.  A Sunday School wing was added in 1966.  The membership peaked at 72 in 1958 and had dwindled to 23 by 1979.  A more complete history is given in “History of the Barbours Methodist Dream: 1938 through 1978” by Alison Gregory in the 1997 volume of The Chronicle, pages 31-41.

Final disposition:
     The building was sold in 1981 and has since been razed.

 


Beech Grove ME

Description: Description: beechgrove

Location: PA 184, community of Beech Grove
Municipality:
Cogan House township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From Williamsport go north on US 15 about 20 miles to Steam Valley and the interchange with PA 184.  Go west on PA 184 3.5 miles to Post Road, where PA 184 makes a sharp bend to the south.  The Beech Grove church site is at the northwest corner of Post Road and PA 184.

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church       

Journal references:
    1970,93 – discontinued
    1970,201 – sold

Brief History:
     The Beech Grove appointment originally met in the school house.  The cornerstone for the church building was laid 6/20/1915, and the structure was dedicated 7/23/1916.  It appears that the congregation may have owned the building but not the land.  The church building not having been used for services since the 1950’s, actions were taken in 1970 to dispose of the building and the furnishings. 

Final disposition:
     Brookside UMC purchased the pews, altar rail and pulpit furniture; Cogan House UMC purchased most of the stained glass windows; Mr. Bill Gramling purchased the church bell; other individuals purchased various items.  The funds from selling these items were used toward the installation of a new heating plant at the White Pine UMC.  The cornerstone had taken on water, and the only items left were a few coins – whose fate was not recorded.  The building was razed, and the owner of the land sold the property – which is now a vacant lot.

 

 


 

Bodines ME

Description: Description: bodies

Location: village of Bodines
Municipality:
Lewis township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From the intersection of US 15 and PA 14 at Trout Run, go north on PA 14 6.5 miles to Slack Run Road. Go east (across the creek) on Slacks Run Road 0.25 miles to Lower Bodines Road.  The church is on the northwest corner of Slacks Run Road and Lower Bodines Road.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1977,176 – discontinued
     1980,A79 – sold to Mennonite Community Center

Brief History:
     This building was erected 1890-91.

Final disposition:
     From the sale of the building, $500 was given to each of the four remaining churches of the charge (Marsh Hill, Newelltown. Ralston, Roasring Branch), with the remaining amount going to parsonage fund of the Ralston charge.  In 1992 Mountainview Fellowship was formally given permission to hold worship services in the structure and assured there would be no UMC opposition should they pursue removing the deed restriction through legal channels.

 


Brookside ME

Description: Description: brookside

Location: community of Brookside
Municipality:
Cogan House township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Salladasburg, go north 9.0 miles on PA 287 to PA 184 and the community of Brookside.  Go east on PA 184 for 100 yards.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1995,221/336 – abandoned

Brief History:
     Circuit riders from Jersey Shore began preaching in homes in Brookside in 1845.  After the log school house was erected in 1858, they began preaching there.  The church buil;ding was erected in 1873.  By 1994 the attendance had dwindled to 6 regular attendees, and a “service of disbandment”: was conducted 1/1/1995. 

Final disposition:
     The building was sold in 1999 and converted into an antiques store.

 


Buttonwood EV 

buttonwood

Location: PA 284, community of Buttonwood
Municipality:
Jackson township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Williamsport, go north on US 15 for 22 miles to the English Center – Buttonwood exit for PA 284.  Go east on PA 284 about 200 tards to the bridge over the creek.  The church stood on the north side of the highway by the creek.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This appointment was one of five church buildings on the Liberty circuit – Liberty, Nauvoo and Beuters in Tioga County; Buttonwood and Oregon Hill in Lycoming County.  The church in Buttonwood was built about 1908.

Final disposition:
    

 


Cammal ME 

Description: Description: cammal 2018-05-03-0001

Location: Railroad Street, village of Cammal
Municipality:
McHenry township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Jersey Shore, go north 12.3 miles on PA 44 (through Waterville) to PA 414.  Go straight on PA 414 7.6 miles to Fisher Lane and the village of Cammal.  Go west on Fisher Lane, across the RR tracks, one block to Railroad Street.  Go north on Railroad Street one block.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1896,74 – church erected
     1922,38 – authorization to sell church building and erect a new one, if so desired
     1994,220 – merged into Waterville

Brief History:
      The original Methodist Episcopal church building in Cammal was destroyed by fire in 1929.  At that point the Odd Fellows erected the building pictured above to use the top floor for meetings and allow church services to be held on the ground floor.  The Odd Fellows chapter went defunct in 1947, but the building continued to be used as a full-time church.  It appears that the actual ownership of the structure fell to the Cammal Chapel Association.

Final disposition:
     The building is now the McHenry Township Community Center – housing offices, a meeting room, a branch library, and headquarters for the local emergency services.

 


Carsontown ME

Description: Description: carsontown

Location: Little Pine Creek Road, community of Carsontown
Municipality:
Pine township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection on US 220 and PA 44 at Jersey Shore, go north on PA44 for 11.5 miles to Waterville and Little Pine Creek Road.  Go north on Little Pine Creek Road, through Little Pine State Park, 6.0 miles to the community of Carsontown.  The structure is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1901,78 –frame church erected
     1902,91 – church dedicated 6/23/1901
     2005,233/365 – discontinued/sale pending
     2006,338 – sold to Carsontown Community Church

Brief History:
     This building was dedicated 6/23/1901 with a supposed seating capacity of 150.  For many years it was one of 6 buildings on the Cogan Valley charge (with Beech Grove, Brookside, Cogan House Centennial, English Center and White Pine).  The appointment never had a membership above 10, and it seems to have been temporarily discontinued in the 1930’s.  In 1944 the Cogan Valley charge was disbanded and Carsontown placed on the Waterville charge.  Its membership line was blank until 1950, and after that it did not appear in the report at all.  The property apparently was forgotten by conference and cared for by persons in the community, and even used for occasional church services, until it was formally deeded to the Carsontown Community Church for $1.00 on 6/10/2005.

Final disposition:
     The structure is used as a community hall and for occasional worship services.

 


Cedar Run ME 

Description: Description: cederrun

Location: village of Cedar Run [aka Ceder Run]
Municipality:
Brown township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From the intersection on US 220 and PA 44 at Jersey Shore, go north on PA 44 for 13 miles to, through Waterville, to PA 414.   Go north on PA 414 for 20 miles to Beulah Land Road.  Go East on Beulah Land Road, across the creek, to the village of Cedar Run.  The structure is the first building on the left, after crossing the creek.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1898,70 – church dedicated
     1918,19 – permission to sell

Brief History:
      This building was dedicated 12/5/1897.  In 1915 Cedar Run was one of three church buildings (Blackwell, Cedar Run, Mt. Pleasant) and one school house (Leetonia) on the 4-point Blackwell charge.

Final disposition:
     The property has been remodeled into a private home.

 


Centennial ME 

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Location: [exact location not known]
Municipality:
Mill Creek township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    [exact location not known]

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 

Journal references:
     1917,33 – permission to sell
     1918,61 – proceeds of #331.86 reported from sale of the church building

Brief History:
     Erected in 1876, Centennial one of five church buildings (along with Bethel, Fairfield, Fairview and Limestone) on the Fairview charge when it last reported a membership- of 29, in 1916.

Final disposition:

 


Crescent ME 

    Description: Description: X:\image\closed_churchs\lycoming\cresentsite.jpg      Description: Description: crescent

Location: Powys Road
Municipality:
Hepburn township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Williamsport, go north on Lycoming Creek Road 6 miles to the village of Powys, where Lycoming Creek Road veers to the left and crosses the creek..  Go straight on Powys Road 1 miles to the Y with Crescent Hill Road.  Bear left on Powys Road and continue 2 mile to the circle at the end of the road.  The site is on the right, about 100 yards before the circle at the end of the road.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1886,56 – church building completed
     1982,256 – considered for possible sale
     1983,272 - sold

Brief History:
     This property was deeded by William Weightman to the Crescent Union Church in 1883 and by the Crescent Union Church to the Methodist Episcopal Church of Crescent in 1884.  The intent was to provide for the erection of a church building open to all orthodox denominations, but subject to the rules of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Such a building was erected within a few years.  The congregation never was large, and the last reported membership was 3 in 1957.

Final disposition:
     When the new limited access highway was built in 1992, the creek was relocated and the church building was torn down.  A house from the relocation area was moved to the site of the church

 


Eagle EV

Description: Description: eagle

Location: 1804 Bloomingrove Road
Municipality:
Hepburn township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Williamsport, go north on Blooming Grove Road (the extension of North Market Street) 1.5 miles to Maybee Hill Road.  The church is on the northeast corner of Bloomingrove and Maybee Hill roads.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church 

Journal references:
     2001,163 – abandoned
     2002,S170 – merged into Heshbon Park
     2002,280 – sale pending
     2003,287 – sold to Word of Faith Fellowship

Brief History:
     This appointment began in 1869 with Saturday night preaching in the original Eagle school house by the pastors from First Church in Williamsport.  In 1880 a new building was erected to be used for both school and church.  The congregation finally erected their own church building in 1895 on the southeast corner of Bloomingrove and Maybee Hill roads.  In 1960 the building was moved across Maybee Hill road to its present location.  In December 2000, the remaining members decided to discontinue services at Eagle and begin worshiping with Heshbon Park.

Final disposition:
     The building now houses an independent congregation.

 


Ebenezer EV
[aka Fribley’s EV]

Description: Description: ebenezer

Location: Beaver Lake Road
Municipality:
Penn township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
      The church is on the north side of Beaver Lake Road, about 6 miles northeast of Hughesville and 3 miles southwest of Beaver Lake – on the northwest corner of Beaver Lake and Homles Hollow roads.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
     1969,196 – placed on Muncy Valley charge
     1984,297 – discontinued
     1984,289/290 – entered closed list
     1987,286 – permission to sell
     1990,353 – entered abandoned list
     1994,350 – sold

Brief History:
      For many years, Ebenezer was one of the churches (along with Bethel, Franklin, Nordmont, Sonestown and Unity Salem) on the 6-point EV/EUB Sonestown charge.  In 1969 it was one of the churches that changed charges as a result of re-alignment with the overlapping 7-point Muncy Valley charge of former Methodist churches.  The property was deed to the Evangelical Association in 1867, and then (as a result of the denominational split) to the United Evangelical Church in 1895.  Beginning about 1980, low attendance and difficulties within the congregation and between the congregation and the conference led to the demise of the appointment.

Final disposition:
     The sale of the property included the cemetery thereon (which had no burials since 1936), with the proviso that a right of way to the cemetery exist for those wishing to visit or decorate graves.

 


Ellenton EV

Description: Description: ellenton

Location: McIlwain Road, village of Ellenton
Municipality:
McNett township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From Canton, go south on PA 14 for 3.5 miles to Grover Road.  Go west on Grover Road 0.5 miles to Ellenton Mountain Road.  Go south on Ellenton Mountain Road (following the turns to stay on Ellenton Mountain Road) 7 miles to the T at Ellenton.   Go east on McIlwain Road 100 feet.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
   
1911,38 – Ellenton circuit formed by detaching Ellenton, Masten*, Shunk & Wheelerville from the Grover Mission
    1983,322 – regular services discontinued
    1990,351 – enters discontinued list
    1992,226 – enters abandoned list
    1993,349 – sold
*Masten was founded as a lumber town in 1911 and is now a ghost town, the last family having left in 1941, and only a few foundations remain.  There never was a church building.

Brief History:
    The class at Ellenton was organized in 1884 and worshiped in the schoolhouse for over 30 years before erecting a church building.  The church was dedicated 10/12/1913.  In May 1983 the congregation decided to discontinue regular services, but to hold at least one service a year in hopes that one day the church might be reopened on a regular basis.  This continued for several years until services were permanently discontinued in 1990. 

Final disposition:
     The church property was sold to the Ellenton Old Home Association.  The cemetery across the road continues under ownership of the Ellenton Cemetery Association and was not part of the church property.

 


Emery ME 

Description: Description: emery

Location: Chapel Hill Road
Municipality:
Woodward township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of the US 220 bypass with West Fourth Street at the west end of Williamsport, go west 1.0 miles on ES 220 to Quenshukeny Road.  Go north on Quenshukeny Road 2.2 miles to E. Emery Church Road.  Go west on E. Emery Church Road 1.1 miles to Chapel Hill Road.  Go north on Chapel Hill Road 0.1 miles.  The present Christian church is on the right, opposite the eastern terminus of W. Emery Church Road.  The “Little Old White Church” of the Christian church was erected in 1887 and stood in front of the lower entrance to the present building, below the “Lycoming Christian Church” letters on the wall.  The cemetery pictured above, and also known as Emery Cemetery, is across the road from the present church and may or may not have been the site of the original pre-1887 church.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1882,120 – listed as one of six appointments on the Salladasburg charge

Brief History:
     The Emery Church, named for the area’s Emery family, appears to have been in existence since about 1830 – and predates the 1887 Christian Church at the site – but its exact origins and ownership has not been determined.   There is evidence that the Methodists had a class there for several years, but the appointment does not appear in the comprehensive 1915 list of all appointments.  One likely scenario is that the original building was open to all denominations but that the Christian Church erected their own building in 1887 and thus became the prevailing denomination.

Final disposition:
 
    This is the property/site of the Lycoming Christian Church.

 


English Center ME 

Description: Description: englishcenter

Location: Little Pine Creek Road, village of English Center
Municipality:
Pine township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The village of English Center is on PA 287, 16.5 miles north of its southern terminus at US 220.  From the intersection, between Jersey Shore and Williamsport, of US 220 and PA 287, go north on PA 287 for 16.5 miles to Little Pine Creek Road and the village of English Center.  Go west on Little Pine creek Road 0.4 miles, to where the road turns left to cross the creek.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1979,261 – discontinued
     1980,A80 – entered closed list
     1981,A76 – available for Community Center
     1982,256 – sold to English Center Community Association

Brief History:
     Methodist circuit rider John Thomas began holding services in the house of John English as early as 1805.  The land for this building was purchased in 1850 and the church building erected under Re, Gideon H. Day.  For many years the Baptists held services on the alternate Sundays when the Methodist were not using the building.  In the fall of 1977 the congregation voted to temporarily cease holding services, and to re-evaluate the situation in two years – at which time it was decided to close the church and dispose of its religious furnishings appropriately.

Final disposition:
     There is a small cemetery plot about ¾ miles from the church building that the Community Association has informally agreed to be responsible for.

 


Friedens  EV

Description: Description: friedens 2018-05-10-0002

Location: Canoe Run Road
Municipality:
Mifflin township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From Salladasburg, go west on PA 973 for 0.4 miles to Canoe Run Road. Go south on Canoe Run Road for 1.6 miles.  The site is on the left, soon after Toms Run Road goes off to the west.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This property was deeded to the Evangelical Association in 1853 and appears to be the oldest Evangelical work in the area.  Friedens, Mt. Pleasant and Salladasburg were separated from the Jersey Shore circuit in 1903 to form the Salladasburg charge Services here ceased in 1947, with the final worship service on 11/30/1947 and the final Sunday School session on 12/7/1947.

Final disposition:
     The property was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Greenaway in 1969.  The building has been razed and the site cleared.  Apparently there was a small cemetery a short distance away, whose fate is not known.

 


Green Valley ME

Description: Description: green valley  http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/66/CEM47218281_126808793800.jpg

Location: Green Valley Road
Municipality:
Moreland township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From Hughesville, go 2 miles east on PA 118 to Green Valley Road.  Turn north on Green Valley Road and go 2 miles.  The site is on the left.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1947,29 – declared abandoned, conference trustees authorized to sell, proceeds to Hughsville
     198
2,256 – considered for sale

Brief History:
     Green Valley was part of the large Picture Rocks circuit and appears in the list of churches on that circuit for the last time in the supplemental statistics in the 1933 journal.

Final disposition:
     The Green Valley file at the conference archives contains an agreement dated January 31, 1952, to sell the church property, but not the cemetery, to the “Evangelical Lutheran Mt. Zion Church.”   But the file also contains a letter dated March 17, 1982, agreeing to sell the church lot and the cemetery lot to adjacent landowner Dean Schreffler.

 


Hepburnville ME 

 
[awaiting verification that this is the correct building]

Location:
Municipality:
Hepburn township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church  

Journal references:
    1887,58 – building improved
    1893,70 – building improved
    1915,70 – listed on Trout Run charge
    1917,33 – permission to sell
    1918,35 – $331.79 proceeds from sale

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:
     In 1929 the Hepburnville Presbyterian Church purchased the property for a social and community center, and it became the meeting place of the local Lions Club 


Hoppestown ME

[no picture]

Location: [exact location not known]
Municipality:
Plunketts Creek township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the village of Loyalsockville on PA 87, go north on PA 87 11.0 miles to Dunwoody Road (which is 0.8 miles past Lower Barbours Road.  Turn left on Dunwoody Road and go 0.5 miles to the village of Barbours.  Continue straight, across the creek, on Proctor Road.  Continue north 2.0 miles on Proctor Road to the village of Proctor.  Continue straight 2.0 miles on Hoppestown Road to the area known as Hoppestown.

Historic Conference:
       Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1899,124 – listed in Statistics #5 as one of the 7 appointments on the Loyalsock charge

Brief History:
    Hoppestown is the name given to the area where Moch Creek joins Punketts Creek – 2.25 miles from the mouth of Plunketts Creek.  It is not known how much before 1899 or under what circumstances the appointment began.  Services were being held here as late as 1912, but they had been discontinued by 1918.  The Loyalsock charge did not respond to the 1915 comprehensive listing of the status of all appointments, and so it is not known whether the appointment had a church building.

Final disposition:

 


Jersey Mills ME

Description: Description: jersey

Location: community of Jersey Mills
Municipality:
McHenry township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The village of Jersey Mills is on PA 414, 5.5 miles north of Waterville.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
    In the conference journals, Jersey Mills is one of the 5 (along with East Hill, Safe Harbor Tombs Run and Waterville) listed consistently for the Waterville charge in the #5 statistics of the late 1890’s and the missionary contribution reports of the early 1900’s.  The Jersey Mills Methodist church appears to be listed as a polling place in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Final disposition:
   
The building is now a private home.

 


Jersey Shore Epworth ME

Description: Description: jeresy

Location: Allegheny and Oliver Streets
Municipality:
borough of Jersey Shore
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
        From the central intersection in Jersey Shore at Allegheny and Main Streets (at which point PA 44 south heads east on Allegheny Street to cross the Susquehanna River), go west on Allegheny Street about 1 miles to Oliver Street – one block before the Bridge Street/Thomas Street connector to the US 220 bypass.  The church is on the southeast corner.

Historic Conference:
        Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1999,217 – merged into Jersey Shore First

Brief History:
      The area where the church is, on the hill on the west edge of town by the railroad, was called the Junction and/or West Jersey Shore.  The Methodist work there grew through a number of specific events.  In 1889 the pastor of First church took up an appointment there every other week.  In 1890 a joint Methodist-Evangelical revival resulted in 17 converts, ten of which united with the (First) Methodist Church.  In 1893 an Epworth League was formed with 21 charter members.  In 1895 a class was organized with 27 charter members, 24 being transferred from First, and placed on a rural circuit with Tomb’s Run, Waterville and East Hill (a school house appointment in Cummings township).  The first church building was dedicated on the present site in 1896, the Epworth League and preaching meetings having been held prior to that in Torbert Hall on Bridge Street.  The church name “Epworth” was selected in honor of the congregation’s Epworth League beginnings.  An enlarged and remodeled building was dedicated in 1913.  That building was destroyed by fire and replaced by the existing structure in 1921.  A large Sunday School auditorium was added in 1951.  Fire struck again in 1989, and the while the sanctuary was saved the Sunday School auditorium was razed for a parking lot.  In 1999 the congregation merged back into its mother congregation, First Church.

Final disposition:
     The building is now the Jersey Shore Public Library.

 


Limestone ME

limestone 

Location: 1959 East Third Street
Municipality:
Loyalsock township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     East Third Street is the old US 220.  The site is at the east end of town, on the northwest corner of East Thirst Street and Westminster Drive.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1889,68 – building approaching completion
     1890 – building dedicated
     1893,70 building improved

Brief History:
     The work here began in 1877 as an outreach of the Third Street Church, as reported in the November 1877 Central Pennsylvania Conference News as a new mission “located at the lime kilns about midway between Williamsport and Montoursville.”  In 1931 a Mr. Mark Krause provided four lots at the corner of East Third Street and Westminster Drive.  The building was moved on to an excavated basement, repainted, and given sidewalks – at a cost of $5,000, all covered by Mr. Krause.  After being on various appointments over the years, Limestone was on a four-point charge with Bethel, Fairfield and Fairview from 1918 until it was discontinued with a membership of 12 in 1948

Final disposition:
    
The building was sold, with the proceeds going toward the new work at Faxon-Kenmar, and converted into a motel.  The old motel was torn down in 2008 and replaced by a modern Comfort Inn

 


Linden ME

Location: Front Street, town of Linden
Municipality:
Woodward township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the interchange where US 220 and Fourth Street come together at the west end on Williamsport, go west 1.0 miles on US 220 to Front Street.  Turn south on to Front Street, into the town of Linden, and proceed 0.1 miles.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     2003,171 – merged into Pine Run UMC (former Evangelical/EUB church)

Brief History:
     This building was constructed before 1892, as it appears in Meginness’ 1892 History of Lycoming County.  It was served on the Salladasburg charge, and then with Duboistown/Nisbet before being realigned in 170 with the former Evangelical/EUB Pine Run and St. John’s Chapel congregations.

Final disposition:

 


Loyalsock ME

Description: Description: loyalsockville

Location: PA 87, village of Loyalsockville
Municipality:
Upper Fairfield township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the Montoursville interchange of I-180 and PA 47, go north 4.1 miles to the village of Loyalsockville.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
      Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      It appears that the noted Methodist layman William Molyneux (1761-1848) of Forksville, Sullivan County, was instrumental in the organization of this class.  There seems to have been a Methodist church building here at least from 1848 to 1860, but it appears to have fallen out of Methodist hand while the territory was still part of the Genesee Conference – perhaps in 1872.  In 1882 the land and the church building were deeded to the Evangelical Association.

Final disposition:

 


Loyalsockville EV

Description: Description: loyalsockville

Location: PA 87, village of Loyalsockville
Municipality:
Upper Fairfield township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the Montoursville interchange of I-180 and PA 47, go north 4.1 miles to the village of Loyalsockville.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
     1996,199 – merged into Warrensville
     1997,317 – abandoned
     1998,347 – sold to Old Time Baptist Church

Brief History:
      This land and building were deeded to the Evangelical Association in 1882, apparently having previously been “the Methodist Church of Loyalsock.”  As an Evangelical church, it was always served in connection with Warrensville.

Final disposition:

 


Mapleton ME

Description: Description: mapleton

Location: Highland Lake Road
Municipality:
Shrewsbury township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection of PA 864 and US 220 in Picture Rocks, go 2.2 miles north on US 220 to the village of Tivoli.  At the north end of Tivoli turn east onto Highland Lake Road.  Go 2.3 miles on Highland Lake Road.  The church is on the right, just after the intersection with Birch Still Road.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 

Journal references:
     1995,221/336 – abandoned
     1997,315 – sold

Brief History:
     This appointment was originally part of the Clarkstown charge and met in the school house.  Rev. J.W. Rose began accumulating a building fund in 1893, and construction finally began under Rev. S.B. Bidlack in the summer of 1903.  The church building was dedicated 12/2/1903.

Final disposition:
     The property was sold to Mapleton Community for $10,000.

 


Marsh Hill ME 

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Location: village of Marsh Hill
Municipality:
McIntyre township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From Ralston, go south 3 miles on PA14 to Pleasant Stream Road.  Go east, across the creek, ½ mile into the village of Marsh Hill.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
   
 1916,66 – listed as a school house appointment on the Ralston charge
     2005,233 – discontinued
     2006,338 – sale pending
     2007,329 – disposal of property

Brief History:
    When the nearby lumbering town of Red Burn was abandoned in 1895, the church building was given to the town of Marsh Hill.  It was disassembled, hauled by horse and wagon, and rebuilt on a donated lot.  At first an independent community church, it was deeded to the Methodists in 1919.  The parking lot east of the building was acquired in 1956 

Final disposition:
     The building is now a private residence.
 


Masten EV

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Location: town of Masten
Municipality:
Cascade and McNett townships
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church   

Journal references:
    1931,56 – discontinued; members transferred to Ellenton

Brief History:
   Masten was a lumber mill company town from 1905 to 1930, served as the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp from 1933 to 1940, and the last family left it in 1941. Since then it has been a ghost town and the site serves as the trailhead for the Old Loggers Path, a loop hiking trail.

Final disposition:

 


McIntyre ME

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Location: ghost town of McIntyre
Municipality:
McIntyre township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    The town of McIntyre was atop McIntyre Mountain, one mile north of Ralston, east of PA14.  McIntyre Mountain Road exits Ralston to the east and circles around the mountain to climb it from the east.

Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
     1884,144 – listed in missionary statistics

Brief History:
     The town of McIntyre once boasted 1500-2000 people, 300 homes, running water, and even fire hydrants.  The large church and cemetery were Presbyterian.  The 1876 county history records that the Methodists worshiped weekly in the school house, and it appears that there never was a Methodist-owned structure – but there was a congregation for at least 10 years.  The appointment was on  the Ralston charge.

Final disposition:
     The entire town is gone and the land overgrown.  The only readily visible remainders are a few tombstones among the growth in the once large cemetery.

 


Moreland [Opp] ME

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Location:
village of Opp
Municipality: Moreland township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From PA 405 in Muncy, go 7 miles east on PA 442 to the village of Opp.  Immediately before crossing Muncy Creek at the east end of the village, turn north on to Cemetery Road.  Go ¼ mile on Cemetery Road.  The site is on the left. 

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1899,121 – re-activated on Washingtonville charge
     1904,69 – church building repaired
     1915,29 – permission to sell
     1916,33 – $150 proceeds of the sale of the Opp church on the Washingtonville charge
     1922,37 – $151 proceeds from placed in Annuity Fund

Brief History:
     It appears that the Methodists erected this building when they denied the use of existing buildings of other denominations – because of their boisterous shouting and preaching, and because of that the building was also referred to as the Brimstone Church.  The 1876 county history makes note of the building, but the 1892 county history says that the building is currently not in use. 
   
Final disposition:

     The church building was dismantled 12/1938 by Sylvanis Wagner, who used the wood and windows in buildings on his farm – about one mile southeast of the site.  The cemetery remains and is cared for locally.

 


Mount Pleasant EV

Description: Description: mount pleasant

Location: PA 973
Municipality:
Watson township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Salladasburg, go 3.5 miles west on PA 973.  The building is on the southeast corner of PA 973 and Ridge Road.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
     1969,196 – merged into Tombs Run

Brief History:
     This congregation grew out of a Sunday School which met in the Harer schoolhouse and was sometimes known as Harer’s Church.  The building was dedicated December 24, 1876 while the appointment was on the Jersey Shore circuit.  For many years (1903-1941) the appointment was with Freidans and Salladasburg on the three-point Salladasburg charge.

Final disposition:
     The building is now a private residence.

 


Mount Zion EV

Description: Description: mount zion

Location: Carey Hill Road
Municipality:
Upper Fairfield township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From the Montoursville interchange of I-180 and PA 47, go north 2.2 miles on PA 87 to Farragut and PA 864.  Continue north on PA 87 0.2 miles to the T with Carey Hill Road.  Bear right onto Carey Hill Road and go 2.0 miles.  The church is on the left, where Green Hollow Road goes off to the right.

Historic Conference:
       Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
     2005,233 – merged into Farragut

Brief History:
     Services here were held in Osburn school house until the church building was erected in 1878.  This church was on the Warrensville charge until 1996, when it was placed with the former Methodist congregations of the Farragut – Fairfield charge.
   

Final disposition:

 


Oregon Hill EV

Description: Description: oregon

Location: 1410 Oregon Hill Road
Municipality:
Pine township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
      From the intersection, between Jersey Shore and Williamsport, of US 220 and PA 287, go north on PA 287 for 16.5 miles to the village of English Center.   Continue another 6.5 miles north on PA 287 to Oregon Hill Road.  Go 1.4 miles west on Oregon Hill Road.  The site is on the right, across from the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church 

Journal references:
     1917,54 – new roof
     1980,A80 – enters closed list
     1981,A76 – permission to sell
     1982,255 - sold

Brief History:
      The 1939 conference history ways the building was erected sometime after 1912, but the 1892 Meginness county history states there were two churches, Evangelical and Methodist, in Oregon Hill.  It was always part of the Liberty charge.  EUB services appear to have been discontinued about 1959, but the building was maintained and used for worship by persons in the community.

Final disposition:
     The building became Oregon Hill Grace Chapel, an independent church, which has since relocated to 35 acres and a new building on PA 414 between Morris and Liberty.

 


Oregon Hill ME 

Description: Description: oregon

Location: Oregon Hill Road
Municipality:
Pine township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the intersection, between Jersey Shore and Williamsport, of US 220 and PA 287, go north on PA 287 for 16.5 miles to the village of English Center.   Continue another 6.5 miles north on PA 287 to Oregon Hill Road.  Go 1.3 miles west on Oregon Hill Road.  The site is on the right, before the existing church building.

Historic Conference:
     ?
Central Pennsylvania?  

Journal references:

Brief History:
    The history of this site is sketchy.  It appears that the Methodists moved an old school building to the site about 1891 and maintained an appointment here until about 1912.

Final disposition:
    
The 160x100 lot is now privately owned.

 


Proctor ME 

Description: Description: proctor

Location: community of Proctor
Municipality:
Plunkett Creek township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
           From the village of Loyalsockville on PA 87, go north on PA 87 11.0 miles to Dunwoody Road (which is 0.8 miles past Lower Barbours Road.  Turn left on Dunwoody Road and go 0.5 miles to the community of Barbours.  Cross the creek and continue another 2.0 miles to the community of Proctor.  The church is on the left, at the far end of town, on Hoppestown Road.

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1986,346 – discontinued
     1986,212/214 – closed
     1987,286 – deed secured
     1990,353 – abandoned

Brief History:
     The community of Proctor began in 1868 when Thomas Proctor established a large tannery there (because of the presence of the hemlock trees whose bark was needed for tanning) and provided employment for many people.  The Methodists worshiped in the schoolhouse for many years before erected a building in 1895.  Three years after the church was built, the tannery stopped operating (because chemicals were developed that eliminated the need for hemlock bark in the tanning process) and the village became a ghost town.

Final disposition:

 


Quaker Hill EV

Location: Northway Road and Quaker Hill Road
Municipality:
Eldred township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From Warrensville, go west on PA 973 1.7 miles to Northway Road.  Go south on Northway Road 0.5 miles to Quaker Hill Road.  The site is on the east side of Northway Road, at the terminus of Quaker Hill Road.

Historic Conference:
   Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
    1919,50 – church building erected
   
1943,93sale recommended, funds to parsonages on mission appointments
    1944,93 – sale of church building & horse sheds recommended, funds to Warrensville parsonage

Brief History:
     The Quaker Hill church was erected in 1918 and added to the Warrensville charge.  It never had a large membership and was closed by the time of the conference’s 1939 centennial history.

Final disposition:
      The buildings have been razed and the cemetery sold to the Quaker Hill Cemetery Association.


Richart’s Grove ME 

Description: Description: richarts

Location: community of Richart’s Grove
Municipality:
Jordan township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From the intersection of PA 118 and PA 42, go 2 miles east to Keller Hollow Road.  Turn right and go ¼ south on Keller Hollow Road to Hall Road.  Turn right on Hall Road and go ¼ mile to Richart (Richard) Grove Lane.  Turn right on Richart Grove Lane.  The church is on the left.

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

Journal references:

Brief History:
     The cornerstone reads “Richart’s Grove ME Church – September 17, 1893.”  The congregation worshipped in a nearby school house before receiving the land from Mr. George Yorks.  In the early 1900’s Richart’s Grove was on the Jamison City charge.  In 1968, while part of the large 7-point Muncy Valley charge, the congregation sought to become independent.  As of 1970, Richart’s Grove was no longer listed as an appointment.

Final disposition:
     The building now houses an independent congregation.

 


Salladasburg EA

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Location: Main Street
Municipality:
borough of Salladasburg
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From the intersection, between Jersey Shore and Williamsport, of US 220 and PA 287, go north on PA 287 for 3.7 miles to Main Street.  Bear to the right on Main Street into Salladasburg and proceed 0.2 miles to Pine Run Road.  The building stood at the north end of the present cemetery

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This building is shown in the 1873 county atlas as an “Albright Church.”  The 1892 Meginness county history states that the borough of Salladasburg has three churches – Methodist, Evangelical and Lutheran.  Nothing else is known about this building or congregation, and it is assumed to have been lost in the 1894 split.  When the Jersey Shore circuit was created by the Evangelical Association in 1871 it is reported to have included appointments gathered from the Lock Haven, Clinton and Lycoming circuits at Germany (Swissdale), Frontonia, Wayne, Pine, Nippenose, Friedens, Salladasburg, and Jersey Shore.

Final disposition:
    

 


Salladasburg Bethany EV

Description: Description: salladasburg

Location: Main Street
Municipality:
borough of Salladasburg
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From the intersection, between Jersey Shore and Williamsport, of US 220 and PA 287, go north on PA 287 for 3.7 miles to Main Street.  Bear to the right on Main Street into Salladasburg and proceeds 0.3 miles.  The building is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference 1969,105/143 – merged into former Salladasburg Methodist
     Susquehanna Conference 1969,196 – merged into former Salladasburg Methodist Church

Brief History:
     About 1901 Rev. C.L. Sones of the oJersey Shore circuit began holding services and organized a class in the unused Lutheran church building.  Interest grew, and the Lutheran building became Bethany United Evangelical Church.  In 1903 Salladasburg and Mt. Pleasant and Freidans were taken from the Jersey Shore circuit and organized as the Salladasburg charge.

Final disposition:
     The building is now a private home.

 


Slate Run ME 

Description: Description: state    Description: Description: state

Location: PA 414, village of Slate Run
Municipality:
Brown township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Waterville, go 1.6 miles north on PA 44 to PA 414.  Continue straight on PA 414 14.2 miles to the village of Slate Run.  The church is on the right, just past the general store on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1893,71 – new Sunday School room added
     1903,79 – improvements made
     1970,119 – no longer listed in journal
     1980,A80 – enters closed list
     1981,A76/203 – permission so sell/sold
     1982,256 - sold

Brief History:
     This property was deed to the Methodists by George W. Tomb and wife in 1896, and it is assumed the erection of the building occurred about that time.  Regular worship services were discontinued in 1968, with 7 persons still on the membership rolls.  Sunday School was continued for several years before the building was permanently closed

Final disposition:

 


South Williamsport Christ UB 

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Location: 1116 W. Southern Avenue
Municipality:
borough of South Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    W. Southern Avenue [PA 654] crosses US 15 in South Williamsport at the first stoplight south of the Susquehanna River.  The church is west of US 15, on the north side of the street.

Historic Conference:
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

Journal references:
     2000,155/S-122 – merged into South Williamsport Grace/members transferred out

Brief History:
     The work began here in 1885 when the superintendent of the Altoona District of the Allegheny Conference met with United Brethren persons who had moved here from Duncannon.  The neighborhood was canvassed, and a class of 12 members was organized.  This is their third church building on the site.  The First chapel was erected in 1887 (but severely damaged by the flood of 1889).  A second (completely rebuilt) structure was dedicated in 190.  The existing building, for which the cornerstone was laid in 1925 by Billy Sunday, was dedicated in 1927.

Final disposition:

 


South Williamsport ME

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Location: 1406 W. Southern Avenue
Municipality:
borough of South Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     W. Southern Avenue [PA 654] crosses US 15 in South Williamsport at the first stoplight south of the Susquehanna River.  The church is west of US 15, on the north side of the street.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     2007,219 – merged into South Williamsport Grace [re-named South Williamsport UMC]

Brief History:
     This work began in 1881 the schoolhouse on the corner of Central Avenue and Clark Street with Sunday School and occasional preaching services by area Methodist clergy.  It then became a formal mission project of Williamsport Grace.  In 1883 the group became its own congregation and erected a chapel at the present location in 1884.  The present sanctuary was dedicated in 1920, and the Christian education complex was added in 1967.

Final disposition:

 


Steam Valley EV

Description: Description: steamvalley

Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
       

Journal references:

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:

 


Tombs Run ME

 

Description: Description: tombs

Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1914,89 – church building destroyed by fire and a new one erected
     1969,105/143 – receives remaining members of Mt. Pleasant (former Evangelical)
     1994,220 – merged into Waterville
     1996,314 – enters abandoned list
     1997,317 – dropped from abandoned list

Brief History:
     The work here began when Methodist circuit riders visited the area in 1870 and held services and revival meetings.  In 1872, a Sunday School began meeting in the room over Henry Tomb’s blacksmith shop.  The January 15, 1885 Christian Advocate reported the dedication of the church building, with the added note that “a year ago there were only two members here.” That building was destroyed by fire on 1/11/1913, and a new church building dedicated 12/23/1913.

Final disposition:

 

 


Unityville Salem EV

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Address: 8928 Moreland Baptist Road
Municipality:
Jordan township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions:
     From Hughesville, go east on PA118 15 miles to PA42.  Go south on PA42 1.5 miles to the first crossroad.  Go west on Moreland Baptist Road 0.5 miles.  The church is on the left.  

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal References:

Brief History:
     The congregation began meeting in homes and erected the nucleus of the present building on the lands of Gordon F. Mason in 1845.  The building and property were deeded to the congregation in May 1846.  During the 1894-1922 split there were two Evangelical church buildings in Unityville.  From the 1922 formation of the Central Pennsylvania Conference EV until the 1970 formation of the Central Pennsylvania Conference UM, Unityville was part of the 6-point Sonestown charge: Bethel, Ebenezer, Franklin, Nordmont, Salem, Sonestown.  In 1970 Salem was placed on the 5-point Unityville charge: Fairview, Franklin Bethel, Pine Center, Salem, Wesley Chapel.  In 2014 the Salem and Wesley Chapel buildings were closed and the congregations merged into Pine Wesley, meeting in the former Pine Center building. 

Final Disposition:


Unityville UE

Description: Description: UnityvilleUE

Location: 6021 PA route 42
Municipality:
Jordan township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Hughesville, go east on PA118 15 miles to PA42.  Go south on PA42 1 mile.  The building is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church  

Journal references:

Brief History:
      The building was erected by those members of the Unityville Salem congregation that chose to identify with the United Evangelical Church during the 1894-1922 denominational split.  When the denominations re-united, the congregations re-united in the original Salem building.

Final disposition:
       The building is now (2014) Taylor’s Bar and Grill.
 


Waterville ME

Description: Description: waterville

Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1886,56 – new frame church erected
     1994,220 – receives remaining members of Cammal and Tombs Run; renamed Pine Creek UMC
     2001,163 – abandoned
     2002,280/S154 – sale pending/members withdrawn
     2003,287 – sold to Cummings township
     2004,173 – remaining members formally transferred to Phelps Chapel

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:

 


 Williamsport Bennett Street EA

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Location: Bennett Street
Municipality:
City of Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    The building stood on the north side of Bennett Street, west of the alley between Packer and Mulberry Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

Journal references:

Brief History:
     This class was begun in 1869 by the English-speaking proponents of First EA Church on Market Street.  They worshipped in the Franklin School until erecting a building in 1870.  The congregation lost the building when they sided with the United Evangelicals in the 1894 split.  The congregation then erected First UE Church at the northeast corner of Packer and Bennett Streets.

Final disposition:
    
This property was eventually purchased by Lycoming College and the building razed to create a parking lot. 


Williamsport Calvary ME

 

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Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

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Williamsport First EA

Description: Description: first

Location: Market and North Streets
Municipality:
city of Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    The church stood on the southwest corner of Market and North Street, where the Salvation Army building is today.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association 

Journal references:
     East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1898,19 – request denied for Conference funds to erect new building
            1899,21 – permission to solicit funds in the District
            1902,22 – request for funds for new building sent to the general Church Extension Society
            1903,28 – permission to sell Newberry building and use funds to erect new Market Street building
                     30 – permission to collect for new building on Reading and Philadelphia Districts
            1904,28 – permission denied to use funds from Newberry sale to remodel church
            1905,30 – permission denied to solicit across the districts to relieve church debt

Brief History:
     This class was organized in 1849 and erected its first church building in 1852.  The congregation remained in the Evangelical Association during the 1894-1922 split.  Immediately after the 1922 re-union First EA united with First UE to erect the present First UMC in the triangle at Market and Packer Streets.

Final disposition:
     The site is now home to the Salvation Army church building.

 


Williamsport First UE

Description: Description: first

Location: Bennett and Packer Streets
Municipality:
city of Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The building stood on the northeast corner of Packer and Bennett Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.

Journal references:

Brief History:
      When the Bennett Street congregation sided with the United Evangelicals and lost their building in the 1894 split, they worshiped in the Curtin School (at the site of the present First UMC) until erecting this building in 1895.  Immediately after the 1922 re-union First UE united with First EA to erect the present First UMC in the triangle at Market and Packer Streets.

Final disposition:
    
The site is now a parking lot for Lycoming College.

 


Williamsport High Street ME

Description: Description: high street

Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     2002,S170 – merged into Williamsport Wesley, named Hope
     2006,233 – Hope merged into Williamsport First

Brief History:
   

Final disposition:

 


Williamsport MP

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Location: Sherman and Sheridan Streets
Municipality:
city of Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:

Brief History:
      This congregation appears to have erected the “Wilson Street Methodist Church” at Railway and Wilson Streets in 1875 and operated it until 1880 – at which time that structure passed into the hands of the Evangelical Association.  The church building at Sherman and Sheridan was erected in 1888, and it is not known where (or if?) the congregation met in the years from 1880 to 1888.

Final disposition:

 


Williamsport Mulberry Street ME

Description: Description: mulberry

Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

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Final disposition:

 


Williamsport Newberry EV

Description: Description: newberry

Location: Race Street, below Apple Street – Newberry section of Williamsport
Municipality:
city of Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
      Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association 

Journal references:
    
East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
            1903,28 – permission to sell building and use fund to erect new Market Street building in Williamsport

Brief History:
      This building was erected in 1871 at a cost of $3000.  When the congregation sided with the United Evangelicals and lost their building in the 1894 split, they worshiped in the local POS of A Hall before erecting a new building at the corner of Newberry Street and Funston Avenue. 

Final disposition:
     The Evangelical Association was unable to sustain a congregation here after the 1894 split and final sold the structure in 1903.  It is now a 4-unit apartment building.

 


Williamsport Newberry ME

Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

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Final disposition:

 


Williamsport Wilson Street Chapel EV

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Location: Railway and Wilson Streets
Municipality:
city of Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association  

Journal references:
     1886,9 – permission to sell
    
1887,16 – permission to sell

Brief History:
     This congregation was a mission enterprise of First EA on Market Street.  The building was erected in 1875 at a cost of $1200 by the Methodist Protestant Church (and known as the Wilson Street Methodist Church) until 1880, when it came into possession of the Evangelical Association.  The 1885 city directory reports 50 members, 35 Sunday School scholars, and the same pastor as First EA.

Final disposition:

 


Williamsport Wilson Street Methodist Chapel MP

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Location: Railway and Wilson Streets
Municipality:
city of Williamsport
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church  

Journal references:

Brief History:
     The building was erected in 1875 at a cost of $1200 by the Methodist Protestant Church (and known as the Wilson Street Methodist Church) until 1880, when it came into possession of the Evangelical Association.  The building was known as “Methodist” and not “Methodist Protestant” because in the 1870’s some northern churches in the Methodist Protestant Church broke away to form the short-lived Methodist denomination, which later re-united back into the Methodist Protestant Church.

Final disposition:

 


Wilson ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
     Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church  

Journal references:
     1898,69 – church building erected

Brief History:
    
The 1898 journal states: “On Trout Run Charge two new churches have been erected.  The first at Wilson appointment, at a cost of $700.”  Nothing more is known about this building.  It is not listed among the 1915 buildings on the charge, and none of the now closed buildings listed (Bodines, Crescent, Hepburn) seem fit this time frame.  It is possible that this is the Bodines church, since Bodines was supposedly in existence in 1898 but is not listed in the conference statistics and Wilson is – but an undocumented statement in the Bodines file says the building there was erected 1890-91.  Furthermore, Wilson is listed in the missionary reports until 1903 and then Bodines is listed beginning in 1904 – and the two are never listed in the same year.

 Final disposition:

 


Woolever's ME

Description: Description: woolevers

Location: PA 97
Municipality:
Plunketts Creek township
County:
Lycoming
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From Loyalsockville, go north on PA 87 about 5 miles.  Just after crossing Little Baer Creek, turn left into Woolever Lane.  The building is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1877,38 – church built, paid for,and dedicated at Woodlands [sic] on the Loyalsock circuit
    
1918,83 – $35 raised for repairs to the church
     1933,61 – permission to sell

Brief History:
     Methodist preaching in the area began in 1836.  The church building was erected in 1877, lumberman Edwin Woolever (1818-1897) being the primary builder/patron of the structure.  His wife Esther Wheeland Woolever (1822-1907), a graduate of Dickinson Seminary (now Lycoming College) was Sunday School superintendent for over 50 years. The last membership reported for the church was one member in 1927.

Final disposition:
     The building has been converted into a cabin by the Woolever heirs.