CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

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Allport ME

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Location: PA 53, village of Allport
Municipality:
Morris township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the interchange of I-80 and PA 53, go miles south on PA 53.  The church building is on the left. In the north end of Allport, ˝ south of the Bigler-Allport cutoff.
    

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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1988,310&311 – merged with Kylertown and Munson to erect the present Gethsemane United Methodist Church

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    The building has been remodeled into apartments, with the sanctuary converted into upstairs units.


Ansonville ME

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Banian ME

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Bigler township
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Clearfield
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     1913,77 – unused; building torn down and materials to be used to erect church at Smoke Run

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Belsena Mills ME

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Bethel ME

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Betz ME

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Bloomington ME

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Centre ME

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Location: Washington Avenue
Municipality:
Lawrence township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the community of Hyde, go south on Washington Avenue (the old Clearfield-Curwensville highway).  The church site is in the second cemetery on the right, at the junction with Country Club Road, ˝ mile past Village Road and before the high school.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Brief History:
     Organized in 1815, this is the oldest Methodist
Society in Clearfield County and the mother church for all area Methodism.  The congregation first met in a log cabin that was also used as a schoolhouse.  Two church building were erected on this site, on land donated by the Philip Antes who had done the same thing at Curtin in Centre County in 1787: one in 1834, and the second, pictured above at the right, in 1862.  The Pleasant Grove and Centre congregations began worshiping together in this building in 1959.  In 1962 the united congregation, now Centre Grove United Methodist Church, moved into its new building on Village Road in the south end of Hyde.
     

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     The church building has been razed, but the cemetery remains.  The church site is marked by a stone monument with a plaque.


Centre Hill ME

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Chester Hill UB

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borough of Chester Hill
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Clearfield
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PA

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     The borough of Chester Hill is the populated area adjacent to Phillipsburg (which is in Centre County) which lies in Clearfield County.
    

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Eden ME

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Egypt ME

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Faunce Union ME

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Gillingham ME

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church    

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1970,93 – discontinued
    
1971,185 – sold to the Cemetery Association

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Grahamton ME

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Hawk Run ME

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Location: 4th Street, village of Hawk Run
Municipality:
Morris township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     The church stood on the southeast corner of Fourth and Telcott Streets.    

Historic Conference:
    
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church    

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Brief History:
      After the new stone church in Morrisdale was completed in 1936, this frame building was determined to be unnecessary.  The church was closed in 1938 and the building sold to a Lesko family, who razed the structure.

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      A private home has been erected on the property.


Houtzdale MP

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Karthaus ME

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Keeaydin ME

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Klyertown ME

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Marysville ME

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Boggs township
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Clearfield
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PA

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Marysville is included in the 1877-92 records of the Wallaceton charge – which included Oak Grove, Wallaceton, Hunters, Bradford, Sylvan Grove in Cooper township, Marysville and Blue Ball [West Decatur].
     

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Mount Hope UB

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Mount Zion ME

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Location: Martin Street Extended
Municipality:
Lawrence township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Clearfield, go 3 miles west on US 322 to Mt. Zion Road.  Go south on Mt. Zion road 2 miles to the sharp turn to the east.  The road has become Martin Street Extended.  Go ˝ mile to the curve to the right.  The cemetery is on the left, behind the house on what used to be the school property.  The school where the class met (pictured above on the left) is a private home on Martin Street Extended, but the cemetery the class owned (pictured above on the right) is behind the school and not visible from the road.  Martin Street originates in Clearfield at West End UMC, heading off to the northwest.

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

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The 7/25/1901 Christian Advocate, page 1186, reports the organization of “Mount Zion, a new appointment on West Clearfield circuit.”  In 1901, that circuit consisted of Centre, Clearfield West Side, Mount Joy and Mount Zion.  In 1903 Pleasant Grove was added.  In 1904 the charge was split, with Mount Joy attached to West Clearfield and Centre, Mount Zion and Pleasant Grove becoming Hyde City circuit – which was renamed Clearfield circuit in 1907.  The last specific mention of Mount Zion is in the 1910 report of missionary giving.  In 1914 the Clearfield and Sandy Ridge circuits were combined.  In the first official comprehensive listing of preaching appointments in 1915, Mount Zion does not appear.  While the Mount Zion ME Church was deeded a cemetery in 1906, the appointment apparently met in the adjacent school house and never owned a church building; the journal records for the period indicate the charge had 3 Sunday Schools but only 2 church buildings (Centre and Pleasant Grove – which united in 1960 to form the present Centre Grove UM Church).  

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The Mount Zion cemetery remains. 


Munson ME

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New Castle UB

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New Millport ME

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Oak Hill ME

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Old Bradford UB

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Pleasant Grove ME

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Location: Schoolhouse Road
Municipality:
Pike township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Hyde, go 2 miles on Village Road (past Center Grove UMC) to the T.  Turn left and go 0.2 miles to the where the main road makes a sharp bend to the right.  Go straight onto the secondary road.  Go 0.1 miles.  The site is on the left.  The church stood south of the existing mobile home, on the level gravel area now used for driveway/parking purposes.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Brief History:
     This class met in a schoolhouse, then situated across the road, until determining to erect their own structure.  The brick and cinderblock building was completed in 1904, but never enjoyed modern conveniences.  The Pleasant Grove and Centre congregations merged in 1959 and began worshiping together in the Centre building, which was also without modern conveniences.  In 1962 the united congregation, now Centre Grove United Methodist Church, moved into its new building on Village Road in the south end of Hyde.

Final disposition:
     The church building was dismantled in 1965.  A small house was later erected at the site, perhaps even using the same foundation.  The house was removed about 2000, and the site is now a level, gravel access/parking area for the mobile home.


Pleasant Hill UB

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Cooper township
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Clearfield
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The property was conveyed to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association for $1.00 in 2010.


Pottersdale ME

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Smoke Run ME

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Location: 6044 Cross Roads Boulevard
Municipality:
Gulich township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

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From Ramey go 1 mile west on PA 453 [or from Madera go 2 miles south on PA 453] to the 90° bend in PA 453.  At the bend, Cross Roads Boulevard goes off from PA 453 to the south west.  Go 0.5 miles on Cross Roads Boulevard.  The church is on the left.

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Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Stoneville ME

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Location: erstwhile village of Stoneville, southeast of Clearfield – west of PA 153 and north of Old Erie Pike
Municipality:
Boggs township
County:
Clearfield
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Stoneville is an old lumbering village that no longer exists.  From Houtzdale, go 11 miles north on PA 153.  PA 153 turns west (“triangle” intersection) onto Old Erie Pike for ˝ mile and then turns north (“triangle” intersection) again.  When PA 153 turns north, continue west on Old Erie Pike for 1 mile to Stoneville Road.  Go north on Stoneville Road for ˝ mile.  The cemetery is on the right.  The exact location of the church building is not known, and it may not have been by the cemetery.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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1911,64 – listed among the uninsured church buildings
    
1914,71 – repairs made costing $150

Brief History:
      Stoneville was part of the four-point Woodland charge consisting of Dales, Palestine Stoneville and Woodland.  The village was named for Alexander Stone, proprietor of the Stoneville hotel, and husband of Mary Kephart – first cousin to Henry Kephart, father of the 4 prominent United Brethren ministerial Kephart brothers.

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     The entire village is gone.  Only the cemetery remains.


Surveyor ME

 

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Slyvan Grove ME

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Wallaceton UB

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borough of Wallaceton


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Clearfield
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PA

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Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church    

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 Erected in 1871, this was the first church building in the borough.  The congregation did not prosper, and by 1887 the building had been sold and was being used as a school.
     

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Winburne ME

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Woodland Main Street ME

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