Meadow River Lumber Company/United Methodist Church

Meadow River Lumber Company/United Methodist Church (HMY0D)

Location: Rainelle, WV 25962 Greenbrier County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 58.069', W 80° 46.637'

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Meadow River Lumber Company
Established as Raine-Andrew Lumber Co. concern with purchase of 32,000 ac. (1906-08) by John & Tom Raine, namesake of Rainelle, founded 1908. Used logging railroad from woods to mill & Sewell Valley RR (NF&G) to C&O. 1909 mill burned 1924; 1925 triple-band mill had 30 million bf. annual capacity, 500 workers, & made finished lumber, furniture, flooring & shoe heels. Shut down 28 Dec. 1970.

United Methodist Church
Built 1914 and said to be largest building in world made entirely of chestnut. Because of Raine family's desire for only one church within town, denomination was determined by majority of Meadow River Lumber Co. workers. Served school, service and civic groups as meeting house, and once housed the public library. Educational wing with interior of wormy chestnut was added in 1930.
HM NumberHMY0D
Year Placed1984
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Culture and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 519562 N 4202267
Decimal Degrees37.96781667, -80.77728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.069', W 80° 46.637'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 4.14" N, 80° 46' 38.22" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 613-651 Kanawha Ave, Rainelle WV 25962, US
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