Mount Bethel Church (Three Churches, West Virginia)

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Mount Bethel Church
Mount Bethel Church Three Churches WV 2004.JPG
39°24′06.8″N 78°39′13.7″W / 39.401889°N 78.653806°W / 39.401889; -78.653806
Location Three Churches, West Virginia
CountryUnited States
Former namesMountain Church
Years built1837
MaterialsLogs with wood siding [1]

Mount Bethel Church is a Presbyterian church located at the junction of County Route 5 (Jersey Mountain Road) and County Route 5/4 (Three Churches Hollow Road) in the unincorporated community of Three Churches north of Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States.


In 1792, a group of Presbyterians established a church near Mount Bethel's current location. [2] It was first called the Mountain Church in 1808 and soon became the center of Presbyterian work in Hampshire County under the auspices of the Reverend John Lyle. The Reverend James Black reorganized the congregation in 1812 and it was renamed Mount Bethel. The present church, built of logs in 1837, is the oldest house of worship in Hampshire County. [3]

See also


  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form" (PDF). October 1990. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Swisher, H.L. (March 14, 2018). "Chapter XXXIV - Religious Organizations - Hampshire County WV". Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Mount Bethel Church Historical Marker". Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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