St. John's Episcopal Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 20.957 W 080° 32.930
17T E 538314 N 4466623
Quick Description: First Episcopal Church west of the Alleghenies.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2018 7:58:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMXQNW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
St. John's Episcopal Church

Founded in 1793 by Joseph Doddridge, it is the first Episcopal Church west of the Alleghenies and the oldest continuous worshiping congregation within this religious body in West Virginia. The first church, made of logs, was burned by Indians. Little is known about the second church. The present colonial structure was built in 1849 with hand-hewn stone foundation, handmade bricks, original cherry floor and box pews.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: St. John's Episcopal Church

Marker Location: North of Rt 2

County or Independent City: Hooversion Heights, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Archives and History, 1970

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