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LUZERNE COUNTY PA


1. Alderson United Methodist Church

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Address: Lakeside Drive [PA 415]
Municipality:
Lake township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
The community of Alderson is on the northeast corner of Harveys Lake.  From Dallas, take PA 415 north 4 miles to Harveys Lake.  Continue around the east side of the lake on Lakeside Drive [PA 415] for 2.5 miles to Kunkle Road.  The church is on the right, just after the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Kunkle Road.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

The first Methodist worship service originated in 1888 at Stull’s Picnic Ground at the north end of the lake. Meetings were held in Lehigh Valley passenger coaches until Dec. 9, 1888, when permission was granted to use the schoolhouse at the north end of the lake. A church was built in 1896 and dedicated on Aug. 23 of that year.

 




2. Ashley Centenary United Methodist Church

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Address: 26 N. Main Street
Municipality:
borough of Ashley
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
The church is on the south side of Main Street between Hazleton Street (which goes south to PA 309) and Ashley Street (which goes north and becomes St. Mary’s Road). 
     Note: This Main Street is the first exit on PA 29 north of its southern terminus at I-81, and it becomes Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre.  It should not be confused with the Main Street at the second exit on PA 29 north which is Main Street in Askam (going south) and Wilkes-Barre (going north)

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

Revival work was begun here in 1868 and in the following year the Lehigh and Susquehanna Coal Company donated land for a brick church which was built and dedicated on Nov. 11, 1869. Significant improvements were made in 1884, and then a new front was put on the church in 1892.

 


3. Askam United Methodist Church

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Address: 2811 South Main Street, village of Askam
Municipality:
Hanover township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the interchange of I-81 with PA 29, go two exits north on PA 29 to South Main Street.  Go 1 mile west on South Main Street.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

Askam used to be known as Hanover Center which had a Methodist society dating back to 1788.  Hanover had a first church in the area in 1818, which fell into disrepair and was never rebuilt. In 1861, a wooden church was built. Cornerstone for a new church was laid in 1888, and it was dedicated in 1889.

 


4. Avoca Bethel United Methodist Church

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Address: 530 Main Street, Avoca
Municipality:
borough of Avoca
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
Main Street is US 11.  The church is in the south end of town, on the east side of the street.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

A chapel was built in what was formerly known as Pleasant Valley in 1878, and it was dedicated on Dec. 8 of that year. The name was changed to Avoca in 1889. In 1890, the church was enlarged utilizing the old chapel in the new building.

 


5. Beach Haven United Methodist Church

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Address: 100 Main Street, village of Beach Haven
Municipality:
Salem township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
The village of Beach Haven is 3 miles east of Berwick, between US 11 and the Susquehanna River.  Main Street runs parallel to US 11, one block south.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

The earliest settlers in Salem Township were worshipping in private homes and had constructed the old Log Church at Briar Creek in 1824. An old wooden union church around Beach Haven must have been built prior to 1850 and was burned from the spark of a passing locomotive. A brick church was constructed in the late 1860s and dedicated in February 1870.

 


6. Bethel Hill United Methodist Church

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Address: Bethel Hill Road, village of Bethel Hill
Municipality:
Fairmount township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of PA 118 and northbound PA 487 in the village of Red Rock, go 3 miles east on PA 118 to Bethel Hill Road.  Turn right and go 2 miles south on Bethel Hill Road to the intersection with Goss Road.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


7. Bloomingdale United Methodist Church

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Address: 85 Silo Road, village of Bloomingdale
Municipality:
Ross township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From US 11 in the village of Hunlock Creek, go 6 miles west on Main Road, through the village of Muhlenburg, to the Y intersection with Silo Road.  Bear right on Silo Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


8. Courtdale United Methodist Church

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Address: 225 Courtdale Avenue, Courtdale
Municipality:
borough of Courtdale
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and Courtdale Avenue, at the north end of the city of Luzerne, go 1 mile west on Courtdale Avenue.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


9. Dallas United Methodist Church

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Address: 4 Parsonage Street
Municipality:
borough of Dallas
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the traffic light in Dallas at the intersection of PA 415 (Memorial Highway) with Church Street (heading north) and Main Street (heading south), go one block north on Church Street to Parsonage Street.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


10. Dorranceton United Methodist Church

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Address: 549 Wyoming Avenue
Municipality:
borough of Kingston
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
Wyoming Avenue is US 11, the main street through Kingston.  The church is on the south side of the street, 3 blocks east of Pearce Street, the street with the bridge crossing over the Susquehanna Rover.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


 

11. Duryea Brick United Methodist Church

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Address: 935 Foote Avenue
Municipality:
borough of Duryea
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
     After crossing the US 11 bridge from West Pittston to Pittston, turn left onto Main Street and go 3 blocks to Parsonage Street, a main intersection.  Bear right onto Parsonage Street (which becomes Foote Avenue) and go 2 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:


12. Dymond Hollow United Methodist Church

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Address: Church Road
Municipality:
Exeter township
County: Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:
      From Centermoreland, go 3 miles east on PA 292 to the crossroad with Village Road.  Turn south on Village Road and go ¾ mile to the crossroad with Lockville Road.  Turn east and go ¾ mile to Church Road.  Turn north on Church Road and go 200 yards.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
    
Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:
     This congregation began in the early 1800’s and met in a school house until trouble with the Methodist Protestants prompted the congregation to erect their own building in 1835.  This building stood on private land below the present church and was later turned into a barn, which has since been razed.  The present church was erected in 1869.  In 1917 the structure was raised to allow for the addition of a basement.

 


13. Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church

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Address: 17 Old Country Road, village of Fairmount Springs
Municipality:
Fairmount township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection in the village of Red Rock of PA 118 with PA 487 (to the north) and the Old Tioga Turnpike (to the south), turn south and go 4 miles on the Old Tioga Turnpike to the village of Fairmount Springs and Old Country Road.  Turn left on Old Country Road and go 100 yards to the church.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


14. Forty Fort United Methodist Church

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Address: Wyoming and Yeager Avenues
Municipality:
borough of Forty Fort
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
Wyoming Avenue is US 11.  Yeager Avenue is 6 blocks west of the River Road intersection where the old Forty Fort Meeting House and Cemetery are located.

Historic Conference:

     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:


15. Hunlock Creek United Methodist Church

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Address: 851 Main Road, village of Hunlock Creek
Municipality:
Hunlock township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the town of Shickshinny, go 6 miles east on US 11 to the village of Hunlock Creek and Main Road.  Turn left on to Main Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


16. Huntsville United Methodist Church

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Address: 2355 Huntsville Road, village of Huntsville
Municipality:
Jackson township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the traffic light in Dallas at the intersection of PA 415 (Memorial Highway) with Church Street (heading north) and Main Street (heading south), go south one block to Huntsville Road.  Go 4 miles west on Hunstville Road through the village of Huntsville.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


17. Kingston Church of Christ Uniting

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Address: 190 S. Sprague Avenue
Municipality:
borough of Kingston
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the center of town at US 11 and Market Street, go 1 block west on Market Street.  The church is on the southwest corner of Market Street and Sprague Avenue.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History: 
    
The first Methodist church at this site was erected in 1841.  That building was destroyed by fire and replaced by a new structure in 1872.  That structure was destroyed by fire in 1957 and replaced by the current building.  Known as First United Methodist Church until 1973, the congregation then joined with the Kingston Presbyterian Church to become the Church of Christ Uniting – with membership in both denominations.


18. Kunkle United Methodist Church

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Address: 177 Old Highway Road
Municipality:
Dallas township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From Dallas, go 4 miles north on PA 309 to Kunkle Road.  Turn left onto Kunkle Road and go east 0.1 miles to Old Highway Road.  Turn left onto Old Highway Rod and go 0.1 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


19. Larksville United Methodist Church

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Address: 147 Wilson Street, Larksville
Municipality:
borough of Larksville
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and Courtdale Avenue, at the north end of the city of Luzerne, go 2 mile west on Courtdale Avenue (through Courtdale and into Larksville) to the traffic light at Wilson Street.  Turn right on Wilson Street and go one block.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


20. Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church

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Address: 1011 Mountainview Drive, village of Lehman
Municipality:
Lehman township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
The village of Lehman is on PA 118, 3 miles west of PA 415.  Mountain view Drive intersects PA 118 at a sharp angle heading southwest.  Take Mountain view Drive 200 yards.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal

Brief History:


21. Loyalville United Methodist Church

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Address: Loyalville Road
Municipality:
Lake township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of PA 118 and PA 29, go 2 miles north on PA 29 to Loyalville Road.  Turn east on Loyalville Road and go ½ mile.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal

Brief History:


22. Luzerne United Methodist Church

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Address: 446 Bennett Street. Luzerne
Municipality:
borough of Luzerne
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
     
Exit PA 309 at the north end of Luzerne and travel south at Main Street, which make a jog to the left at the second traffic light.  The third traffic light is at the intersection with Bennett Street.  Turn right and go 100 yards.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


23. Maple Grove United Methodist Church

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Address: Sweet Valley Road
Municipality:
Ross township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of PA 118 and PA 20, go ¼ mile west on PA 118 to the Y with Sweet Valley Road.  Bear left onto Sweet Valley Road and go ½ mile.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


24. McKendree United Methodist Church

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Address: 447 McKendree Road
Municipality:
Union township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of US 11 and PA 239 in Shickshinny, go 2 miles north on PA 239 to Koonsville.  Turn right onto the road to Reyburn.  Go 200 yards and turn left onto McKendree Road.  Go 2 miles on McKendree Road.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


25. Mount Zion United Methodist Church

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Address: Mount Zion Road
Municipality:
Exeter township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of US 11 and 8th Street in Wyoming, go 5 miles north on 8th Street (there is a jog to the left at about 2 miles, in West Wyoming) to Mount Zion Road.  Bear right onto Mount Zion Road and go 3 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


26. Mountaintop Christ United Methodist Church

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Address: 175 South Main Road
Municipality:
Wright township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
     From the interchange of I-81 with PA 309, go south on PA 309 to the village of Mountaintop.  Turn west onto Main Road and go ½ mile.  The church is on the right, at the corner of Main Road and Division Street.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 

 


27. Muhlenburg United Methodist Church

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Address: 83 Hunlock-Harveyville Road
Municipality:
Union township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From US 11 at Hunlock Creek, turn north onto Main Road and go 6 miles, following the main flow of traffic.  The church is on the right, before the corssroads at the village of Muhlenburg.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


28. Nanticoke First United Methodist Church

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Address: 267 East Main Street
Municipality:
city of Nanticoke
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of US 11 and PA 29, cross the Susquehanna River on PA and take the first exit after crossing the river.  Go east 2 miles.  This becomes East Main Street.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 

 


29. Nescopeck Wesley United Methodist Church

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Address: 401 Broad Street
Municipality:
borough of Nescopeck
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
  
 From Berwick, cross the Susquehanna River on PA 93, which becomes 3rd Street in Nescopeck.  Go ½ mile to PA 339 (Broad Street).  Turn right and go one block.  The church is on the corner of Broad and 4th Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


30. Newport United Methodist Church

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Address: 29 E. Kirmar Avenue, town of Alden
Municipality:
Newport township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of US 11 and PA 29, cross the Susquehanna River on PA and take the second exit after crossing the river.  Go west 4 miles to the town of Alden.  This road is Main Street in Askam and Middle Road in Nanticoke before becoming Kirmar Avenue in Alden.  The church is on the left, at the corner of Kirmar Avenue and Church Street.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 

 


31. Oakdale United Methodist Church

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Address: 485 Oakdale Drive
Municipality:
Hunlock township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From US 11 at Hunlock Creek, turn north onto Main Road and go 2 miles to Oakdale Drive (shortly after Indian Cave Road goes off to the left).  Turn right onto Oakdale Drive and go 3 miles.  The church is on the left, just before the road comes to a T at Pritchards Road.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:


32. Orange United Methodist Church

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Address: Orange Road
Municipality:
Franklin township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the intersection of US 11 and 8th Street in Wyoming, go 8 miles north on 8th Street (there is a jog to the left at about 2 miles, in West Wyoming), which becomes Orange Road, to the community of Orange.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


33. Pittston First United Methodist Church

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Address: Broad Street
Municipality:
city of Pittston
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
After crossing the US 11 bridge from West Pittston to Pittston, turn right onto Main Street and go 3 blocks to Broad Street (one block after US 11 turns left on William Street).  Turn left onto Broad Street and go one block.  The church is on the left, at the corner of Broad and Church Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


34. Plains United Methodist Church

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Address: 133 N. Main Street
Municipality:
Plains township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
After crossing the PA 309 bridge from Kingston to Wilkes-Barre, take the first exit and go north on River Road 100 yards to Maffett Street, a major intersection.  Bear right onto Maffett Street and go 2 miles.  Maffett Street becomes Main Street in Plains.  The church is on the right, two blocks after the main intersection in Plains, at the corner of Main and Henry Streets.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


35. Ruggles United Methodist Church

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Address: PA 29
Municipality:
Lake township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:
    
The church is 2 miles south intersection of PA 29 and PA 415, at the intersection of PA 29 and Spruce Tree Road.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal

Brief History:

 


36. Shavertown United Methodist Church

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Address: North Pioneer Avenue
Municipality:
Kingston township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the interchange of PA 309 with US 11 in Kingston, go 4.5 miles north on PA 309 to Center Street, a major intersection with a Burger King at the corner.  Turn west onto Center Street and go 2 blocks to Pioneer Avenue.  The church is on the corner of Center Street and Pioneer Avenue.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


37. Shickshinny First United Methodist Church

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Address: 6 E. Butler Street
Municipality:
borough of Shickshinny
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
The borough of Shickshinny is on US 11.  From Berwick, go 12 niles north on US 11.  As you enter Shickshinny, Butler Street is the first street to the right, about ½ mile after the PA 239 bridge across the Susquehanna River.  The church is on the corner of US 11 and Butler Street.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


38. Slocum United Methodist Church

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Address: Blue Ridge Trail
Municipality:
Slocum township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From exit #159 of I-81, go 4 miles west on Stairville Road to the T at Blue Ridge Trail.  Turn north onto Blue Ridge Trail and go 2 miles to the cross roads at Slocum Corners.  Continue ½ mile past the cross roads.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 

 


39. Slocum Faith United Methodist Church

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Address: Slocum Road
Municipality:
Slocum township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From exit #159 of I-81, go 4 miles west on Stairville Road to the T at Blue Ridge Trail.  Turn north onto Blue Ridge Trail and go 2 miles to the cross roads at Slocum Corners.  Turn west onto Slocum Road and go 2 miles.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Brief History:

 


40. Stairville United Methodist Church

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Address: Stairville Road
Municipality:
Dorrance township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
   
From exit #159 of I-81, go 3.5 miles west on Stairville Road.  The church is on the left, just before the T at Blue Ridge Trail. 

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 

 


41. Stone Church United Methodist Church

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Address: 300 Stone Church Road
Municipality:
Salem township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From Berwick, head north on US 11 and go about 1 mile.  Stone Church Road is the first rural road to the left after leaving Berwick.  Turn left on Stone church Road and go 2 miles.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Brief History:

 


42. Town Hill United Methodist Church

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Address: 417 Town Hill Road
Municipality:
Huntington township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
     
From Berwick, go 12 miles east on US 11 to PA 239 in Shickshinny.  Turn north on PA 239 and go 6 miles to Huntington Mills.  Turn west on Town Hill Road and go 2 miles.  The church is on the right, after passing through the village of Town Hill.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


43. Trucksville United Methodist Church

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Address: Church Road
Municipality:
Kingston township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the interchange of PA 309 with US 11 in Kingston, go 3.5 miles north on PA 309 to Church Road, the first intersection after the expressway ends.  Turn west on Church Road and go 0.1 miles.  The Trucksville campus has two buildings.  The sanctuary in the upper picture above is on the right side of the road.  The structure in the lower picture above is another 0.1 miles west on the left side of the road.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:

 


44. West Nanticoke Calvary United Methodist Church

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Address: 39 E. Poplar Street, town of West Nanticoke
Municipality:
Plymouth township
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From Shickshinny, go 9 miles west on US 11 to PA 29 in the town of West Nanticoke.  Turn north on PA 29 and go one block to Poplar Street.  Turn east on Poplar Street and go 1 block.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Brief History:

 


45. West Pittston First United Methodist Church

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Address: 408 Wyoming Avenue
Municipality:
borough of West Pittston
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
Wyoming Avenue is US 11, the main thoroughfare.  The church is on the north side of the highway at the northwest corner of Wyoming and Montgomery Avenues.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal

Brief History:

 


46. Wilkes-Barre Albright United Methodist Church

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Address: Dana and Grove Streets
Municipality:
borough of Wilkes-Barre
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the square in Wilkes-Barre, go 5 blocks south on Main Street to Dana Street.  Turn left onto Dana Street and go 3 blocks to Grove Street.  The church is on the northwest corner of Dana Street and Grove Street.

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Brief History:

 


47. Wilkes-Barre Bennett-Derr United Methodist Church

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Address: Chapel and New Grant Streets
Municipality:
borough of Wilkes-Barre
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the square in Wilkes-Barre, go 3 blocks east on Market Street to Wilkes-Barre Boulevard.  Turn left onto Wilkes-Barre Boulevard and go north 1 long block to the stop light at Scott Street.  Turn right onto Scott Street and go 1 block to Chapel Street.  Turn right onto Chapel Street and go 3 blocks to New Grant Street.  The church is on the southwest corner of Chapel Street and New Grant Street.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

Brief History:
     This congregation has its roots in the Scott Street Mission School, a branch of the Sunday School of the Wilkes-Barre First Methodist Episcopal Church.  That work began in January 1893 in the Baltimore Public School building and quickly developed into a possible congregation.  Land was purchased and the present building was dedicated January 20, 1895, as Bennett Chapel – named in honor of Mrs. Priscilla Lee Bennett, a long-time faithful member of First Church whose financial contribution made possible the timely erection of the structure.  The parsonage adjacent to the church was purchased in 1903.  The church was a station appointment from 1906 unto 1927, when it was paired with St. Andrews to form a two-point charge.  The basement was dug out and completed in 1928.  In 1947 St. Andrews (which closed in 1953) was placed on the Abbott charge and Bennett Memorial was paired with Derr Memorial.   In 1983 the congregation accepted the members of the former Derr Memorial UMC to become the Bennett-Derr UMC.

 


48. Wilkes-Barre Central United Methodist Church

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Address: 65 Academy Street
Municipality:
borough of Wilkes-Barre
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the square in Wilkes-Barre, go 3 blocks south on Main Street to Academy Street.  Turn right onto Academy Street (to the left, the street is Hazel Avenue) and go 1 block west to Franklin Street.  The church is on the northwest corner of Academy Street and Franklin Street.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:
     This congregation was formed in 1857 and erected their first building on Ross Street.  They were known as Woodville until 1867, and as Ross Street until 1881, when the name Central was adopted.  In 1901 the congregation relocated to the present location and erected a large stone structure – which was destroyed by fire in 1975 and replaced by the present modern building.

 


49. Wilkes-Barre Firwood United Methodist Church

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Address: Old River Road
Municipality:
borough of Wilkes-Barre
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
From the square in Wilkes-Barre, go 3 blocks south on Main Street to Academy Street.  Turn right onto Academy Street (to the left, the street is Hazel Avenue) and go 3 blocks west to Carey Avenue.  Bear left onto Carey Avenue and go 1 mile to the stop light at Old River Road, where Carey Avenue turns left.  The church is on the right, at the intersection of Carey Avenue, Old Rover Road and Dagobert Street.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Brief History:
     The lower area of Wilkes-Barre, known as Firwood, was mostly farmland and estates when around 1900 religious worship was organized on Simpson Street, near the connecting railroad. A decision was made in 1912 to start a Sunday school in one of the vacant store rooms in a building at the corner of Dagobert Street and Old River Road. Regular worship followed. The present church was constructed in 1928.

 


50. Wyoming United Methodist Church

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Address: 376 Wyoming Avenue
Municipality:
borough of Wyoming
County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:
    
Wyoming Avenue is US 11, the main thoroughfare.  The church is on the south side of the highway in the middle of the block west of 8th Street, the street with the bridge over the Susquehanna River. 

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal

Brief History:
    
In 1840, the Christian Church started to erect a chapel which was unfinished when it was deeded to the Methodists in 1842. By 1850, the chapel was finished and along with a parsonage and sexton’s house, they occupied two lots on Wyoming Avenue. In 1853, a charter was granted under the name New Troy Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was sold in 1882, and the present church constructed with its dedication on July 18, 1883. The sanctuary was renovated in 1967.