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Country Churches. We have all seen these very rural beautiful symbols of our past out in rural areas in our community. They stand tall and majestic and are a symbol of a way of living that once was. Country Churches are just what the name states. Churches in the
country. They are NOT "within city limits". They may have a farm nearby
because most of them do. But, they are located at least ONE MILE(1 mile) or more AWAY from a POPULATED hamlet/city/town/or village.
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Those very rural churches that are found in the country. These can NOT be TOWN/VILLAGE/HAMLET/CITY OR OTHER POPULOUS AREA churches. A farm may be nearby. Because usually they are. They can be ANY DENOMINATION and they can be in use or no longer used. Wayside churches do NOT fall into this category. Wayside Churches are simply that. They are by the wayside for anyone to stop and visit.
Country churches are humble yet much-loved structures that for centuries have played a central role in the daily lives of people in rural communities all over the world. The

ONLY EXCEPTION to this no churches in town rule I will consider is that the town is almost a ghost town or less than 100 citizens in town. 

Country Churches are historical and found throughout the world. From Britain's simple stone churches to the wood-framed houses of worship of New England, to the ornate stylings of Europe's Byzantine churches, the nature and history of country churches are beautiful. My ONLY exception would be that I would accept would be those Country Churches that have been moved in to a town or city and are used as part of a museum from days past. Many of the churches that were once rural are now part of museums. Or any churches in towns of less than 100 citizens.

For more info: http://www.und.nodak.edu/misc/ndrural/Rural%20Church.htm

Refer to: Beacons of Faith are Dimming on the Prairie

Instructions for Posting a Country Churches Waymark:
Please ask yourself these questions before submitting this waymark?

Is this church in a city, town or village of 100 people or LESS? If so then this is a valid waymark.

Is this church out in the country with no villages or towns or cities of population near it? or more than a mile away from such a populated area? then enter it below.

Is this church in a museum setting in a town or a populated area because it has been moved there? then enter it below.

TWO PICTURES NEED TO BE POSTED ALONG WITH THE COORDINATES OF THE CHURCH.
Picture of church (required)

Picture of any church signs with service schedules. (required if available)

Picture of the name of the church if possible. (required)

Pictures of the area surrounding the church with the church included if possible.

Also, most Country Churches have an iron gate or a gate which bares the name of the church. Please post that if that exists.

Title: use: Name of church, city, state In USA; name of church, city, parish/province/country outside US.

High quality photos only. No low resolution camera phones, please.

Please use title form of "church name, nearest town or county of church, and state/country"

TEXT: (update July-2015: Since some thing you do not have to provide text unless a requirement is here to demand it, then we will add that requirement.

UPDATE: April 5, 2016: Since the rest of the world is becoming more active in what once was American categories, and we welcome them, but we are not as cosmopolitanism as you we require you submission to include an English translation to your native tongue submission.

If text is available, please include some. If you cannot find text with some effort applied, then give a description of the church and its surroundings.

We officer realize some of these older country church have noting on the web, and if something is there is may be scanty.

Our officers have the final say, and they are to decide if an effort has been made. Thanks
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Photo required...prefer photo with church and sign showing church name...if both in one photo terrific.

Pictures required:
1. Church picture
2. Church sign (schedule sign with Church name on it &/or gate with Church name, etc).
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Image for St Pauls Luthern Church, Douglas Washingtonview gallery

SS55.5 km

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Country ChurchesSt Pauls Luthern Church, Douglas Washington

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St Paul Luthern Church in Douglas Washington. It is now a communuity hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee

location: Washington

date approved: 8/26/2006

last visited: 9/28/2008

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NENE112.3 km

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Country ChurchesSacred Heart Catholic Church - Rock Mountain, BC

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Though very near the road, this little country church is now sufficiently well hidden that we drove past it twice before finding it on the third try.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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NN114.4 km

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Country ChurchesValley Congregational Christian Church - Oliver, British Columbia

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Valley Congregational Christian Church is about 7.5 km south of the Petro Canada on McKinney Road in east Oliver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/10/2020

last visited: never

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NN120.4 km

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Country ChurchesThe Blasted Church - Okanagan Falls, BC

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Built some 120 years ago in a rough and tumble mining town, the "Blasted Church", now in a different town, serves the United Church congregation of Okanagan Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/2/2016

last visited: never

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NENE122.6 km

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Country ChurchesSt. Mary's Anglican Church - Rock Creek, BC

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Outside the little town of Rock Creek by about 4 kilometres, this little country church has held services, whether continuously or not we don't know, for 105 years now.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

Image for Saint Ann's Catholic Church - Chuchuwayha Indian Reserve No.2 - Hedley, BCview gallery

NN139.2 km

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Country ChurchesSaint Ann's Catholic Church - Chuchuwayha Indian Reserve No.2 - Hedley, BC

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Standing atop a prominent bench to the southwest of the Crowsnest Highway, this little white church has become something of a local landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/2/2020

last visited: 9/17/2020

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