Beverly Methodist Church

Beverly Methodist Church (HMGFP)

Location: Beverly, WV 26253 Randolph County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 50.592', W 79° 52.409'

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The Methodist Church had its roots in Beverly from the time of its settlement. Services were first held in the private homes and lawns of congregation members. The first "church" was the log home of Dr. Benjamin Dolbeare, the first physician in Randolph County. His brother-in-law, Lorenzo Dow, was a noted Methodist missionary who often preached in Beverly. It is said that he preached on a log during his earlier visits to Beverly.

The first Methodist Church was built of logs and was located on the west end of Wood (Court) Street. Bishop Francis Asbury preached here in 1788. It was used for about eighty years until dismantled by Federal troops who used the logs to build huts while they were stationed in Beverly.

In 1867, the second frame church was built on Walnut Street and was used for about twenty-three years. It was replaced by the present Methodist Church on Main Street in 1890.

"It is said it served as a stable during the war before it was torn away.""Recollections of Old Beverly"
speaking of the first log church

This one-story church is Gothic Revival style with a central bell tower entrance. It is a rectangular building with one rear wing. It has pointed arch double windows that flank the tower: 2/2 with small trefoil in center. It also boasts corner buttresses with top pent roof caps with finials.
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Placed ByStaunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 597763 N 4299979
Decimal Degrees38.84320000, -79.87348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.592', W 79° 52.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 35.52" N, 79° 52' 24.54" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4552-4598 Main St, Beverly WV 26253, US
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