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Is a church nearby a centenarian? If so, this category is the place! Here you can Waymark churches with sanctuaries at least 100 years old. Also, structures which were once the churches, but are now used for some other purpose (like a museum, library or school), may also be recorded. This category has simple, but very specific requirements. Please click on "show additional information" below to view requirements for this category before you head out to waymark the Old Church.
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If recording a new waymark, scroll down to enter, edit or view the waymark submission form.

Sanctuary buildings in this category must be at least 100 years old and this must be verified by a reliable source, a church's or historic society website or a photo of the cornerstone of the building.

"Sanctuary" refers to the large part of the church where worship services take place. In the case where a church has added a new sanctuary and kept the old one intact, as long as the old building was once used for worship services and its age can be verified, it may be waymarked. This also applies to former church sanctuaries which are now being used for another, non-religious purpose.

Only structures which are currently being used as a church or for another function may be logged. Churches that are maintained as historic sites may included. Abandoned or shuttered churches are not permitted in this category. Churches in the process of being restored for another purpose may be submitted once they’re functional.

Please be aware that the group may decline a waymark due to aesthetic problems with the submission that are not expressly spelled out in the requirements. We will try and work with waymarkers to resolve such issues.

Instructions for Posting a This Old Church Waymark:

If recording a new waymark, scroll down to enter, edit or view the waymark submission form.

Please note that all sections must be completed if the information is easily available, even those marked "optional". Internet research or a phone call to the church will usually provide information you may not able to obtain by an exterior visit to a church (such as day and time of church services or construction date of church). If you visit during a weekday, the church office may be open for assistance.

1) The waymark title must be the current name of the church and its location only. (For example: "Old North Church - Boston, MA". In the case of a former church building being used for another purpose, use the name of the present user, then the former church name and the city. (For example: "National Archaeological Museum, Church of St. Agatha, Spoleto, Italy".) Nothing should be added to the title but name and location.

Titles should be factual and must contain the church name and the city it is located in only. Waymark titles that contain anything else but the actual church name (or the name of the current occupant) and the city where it is located will be declined by the group.

2) A minimum of one high quality photo of the exterior of the church is required. This photo should show the building in the best possible manner. Daytime photos only. This photo should show the entire structure. This photo must have been taken by the waymarker for the express purpose of recording the waymark. No vacation photos and no copyrighted photos downloaded from the web. If a cornerstone or dedication plaque is used to date the structure, a photo of the cornerstone or plaque must also be uploaded. You are welcome to upload additional photos to show off your church.

3) This photo must appear on the main waymark page, either by selecting "default photo" when uploading or by using html code. Again, if a cornerstone or dedication plaque is used to date the structure, a photo of the cornerstone or plaque must also be uploaded. If interior photos are permitted, you may post these as well.

4) Please give some background on the church and the building. If there is interesting local history associated with the church, please tell us about it. If there is extensive information on this church and this is on a website, you should give some brief details, then post the web address as indicated below.

5) Record the date the date the church building was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid. Please note - this is the construction date, dedication date of the building or date on cornerstone, not the founding date of the congregation (which is sometimes much earlier than the structure). If you have only the year, indicate this as (for example) 1/1/1867. Getting a correct date may require internet research or a call to the church office. (Beware of cornerstones that give a founding date and then a second date. The second date is usually the date a newer building was built. That second date needs to be 100 years ago or later.)

6) Optional: If this denomination of the church is not in the church name, you may indicate it.

7) If the church is open to the public, as is the case with many historic churches, please indicate this.

8) If open to the public, give the hours the church is open to the public.

9) If weekly services are held and "all are welcome", please enter the day of the week and time of weekly services.

10) Please give the street address or location of the church. If no street number, list the street name and city only.

11) If the church or former church operates a website, please provide the web address.

12) You may rate the waymark from 1 to 5.

Thanks for your submissions!

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1) A photo of the church is required for visits to a waymark.

2) Please share some comments about your visit.

3) Additional photos are encouraged. If you can have information in addition to that already provided about this church, please share it with us.

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  • If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week
  • Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one
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This Old ChurchSt. Thomas Episcopal Church - Abingdon Church

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Founded in 1846, St. Thomas is part of the historical architecture of Abingdon, Va.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/7/2008

last visited: 8/23/2015

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This Old ChurchSinking Springs Presbyterian Church - Abingdon, Virginia

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In 1837 the church divided in the "new school - old school" controversy, part remaining at the Barter location and part moving out. The new school group moved and built Sinking spring Presbyterian church at the present location. Rev. James S. McChain was pastor of the new School Denomination which moved. The group that moved built the fourth church structure at what is the present location of this church and dedicated it in 1851. This was the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church .

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/6/2008

last visited: 8/23/2015

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This Old ChurchAbingdon Methodist Church - Abingdon Virginia

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On August 9, 1883 the cornerstone for the present church was laid, packed with memorabilia

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/7/2008

last visited: 7/13/2016

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This Old ChurchBarter Theatre (Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church) - Abingdon, Virginia

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The Sinking Spring Cemetery marks the site of the first church building bearing the Sinking Spring name. Built as a log structure in the early 1700's, it was supplanted by a larger building sometime in the 1780's. This continued as the church site until 1831-1833 when the third building was built on Main Street and which building has now become the Barter Theater. The State Theatre of Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/27/2008

last visited: 8/23/2015

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This Old ChurchCharles Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church- Abingdon, Virginia

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Charles Wesley United Methodist Church 322 East Main Street Abingdon, Virginia 24210 Pastor: Rev Donald Swift (276)628-1304

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/30/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSpring Creek Presbyterian Church - Abingdon, Virginia

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The Spring Creek Presbyterian Church was established in 1825. It began as part of the Beaver Creek Church group. The current building was dedicated in 1888.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/13/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMountain View Baptist Church - Meadowview, Virginia

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The present building is constructed around the original. I have included a picture taken in 1929 that shows the first church as it was prior to expansion. The same plaque over the door is visible in the old and new pictures.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/11/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchGreenfield Baptist Church - Meadowview, Virginia

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Beautiful traditional white church on a large, well kept lot. Cemetery surrounds the building on three sides.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/2/2009

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchWyndale United Methodist Church- Abingdon, Virignia

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Another amazing little church I had never seen. Beautiful white frame sitting on top of a wooded hill surrounded buy a well cared for cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/5/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchRock Springs Presbyterian Church- Lodi, Virginia

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Built in 1784, this is one of the oldest churches in this area. Although its address is listed as Meadowview it is actually in the community of Lodi.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/27/2008

last visited: 7/7/2010

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This Old ChurchSmyth Chapel- Emory, Virginia

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Sits on a country road surrounded by farms and woodland. Its cemetery lays a good distance across the road but it is within site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/20/2008

last visited: 4/16/2016

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This Old ChurchBethel Baptist Church- Bristol, Virginia (Washington County)

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On Sunday, April 23, 2008, the Bethel Baptist Church at 24004 Mock Knob Road in Bristol, Va., celebrated its 100th anniversary.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/13/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchWallace United Methodist Church

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Very nice setting just a few miles from the bustle of Bristol and interstate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/30/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchPaperville Presbyterian Church - Bristol, Tennnessee

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What a surprise to find a brick church of this age. Most older churches I have found have been traditional white, wood frame structures. Even in its present state of disrepair it is a beautiful little church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/13/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Baptist Church of Lime Hill - Bristol, VA

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Located 1 mile off Gate City Highway on Rich Valley Road (4 miles from Bristol Mall

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 1/5/2009

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMadam Russell Methodist Church - Saltville, Va.

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The Historic Madam Russell Methodist Church was found by Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell, who was the sister of Patrick Henry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/22/2011

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChilhowie Methodist Church- Chilhowie, Virginia

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The history of the Church dates back to the early 1800's when there was a Sulphur Springs Church and meeting ground. I begin the history in the 1890's when it was decided to move the church from Sulphur Springs to Chilhowie

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/7/2008

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMt. Vernon United Methodist Church - Hiltons, VA

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The first service in the church was the third Sunday in October 1906.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/24/2009

last visited: 6/16/2012

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This Old ChurchVirginia City Presbyterian Church. Virginia City, Virginia

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The Virginia City Church, erected c.1895 by coal camp residents on land donated by the Russell Creek Coal Company, is the only surviving structure from the once bustling mining community of Virginia City. The structure also served as the first schoolhouse for Virginia City. Although maintained by the Presbyterian Church, anyone was welcomed to preach in the church, and so it was used by many different denominations.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/28/2008

last visited: 12/25/2009

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This Old ChurchHistoric Fincastle Church ~ Dungannon, Virginia - USA.

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The church was originally constructed in 1876 by Samuel and Martha Blackwell on what was known as the Fincastle Turnpike, the road from Fincastle, Virginia, to Cumberland Gap.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/25/2021

last visited: 2/26/2021

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This Old ChurchCopper Creek Baptist (Addington Frame) Church ~ Nickelsville, Virginia - USA.

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Addington Frame Church or Copper Creek Church as it is called today, had its beginnings in a little frame church at the foot of the hill of today’s present location. The little church remained there and thrived until L. J. Addington’s father gave the land for the present location of Copper Creek Church. It was built and dedicated in 1914, with E. S. McPherson as Moderator. J. J. Addington was the Clerk and E. A. Robinette brought the introductory sermon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: 4/3/2020

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This Old ChurchHerman United Methodist Church ~ Scott County, Virginia - USA.

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Founded in 1870, the first building served as both a church and a school. In 1890, it was moved to its current location on East Carters Valley Road and remained a school for many years. In 1921, the building was purchased by the Methodist Episcopal Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/19/2021

last visited: 4/19/2021

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This Old ChurchMoore's Chapel Church ~ Snowflake, Virginia - USA.

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Moores Memorial Baptist Church, was organized in 1907. The church is located three miles east of Gate City. Rev. C. L. Lane was the first pastor. The church's initial business meeting was held 3/19/1907 after preaching by the pastor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/21/2020

last visited: 4/20/2020

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This Old ChurchHopwood Memorial Christian Church - Milligan College, Tennessee

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Hopwood Memorial Christian Church in Milligan College, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BackBrakeBilly

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/3/2007

last visited: 11/6/2009

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This Old ChurchMeat Camp Baptist Church - Boone, NC

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This church was established in 1851. It is located off Hwy 194 between Boone and West Jefferson, NC.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1

location: North Carolina

date approved: 6/26/2008

last visited: 6/26/2008

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