Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church - Hiltons, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 40.592 W 082° 23.270
17S E 375991 N 4059887
Quick Description: The first service in the church was the third Sunday in October 1906.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/24/2009 7:27:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM7GP0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Per the church website:
Mount Vernon Church was built in the year 1906 on land donated by Rufus Bays. Trees were dragged out of Clinch Mountain to Bill Vermillion’s to be sawn into lumber. There is not a family in Maces Springs (a section of Hiltons, Virginia) who didn’t help in some way with the building of the Church.
The first service in the church was the third Sunday in October 1906. The first pastor was Baker Leonard. The first church member was Zura Vicars. She was blind and had to be led in and out of the church. She came in shouting and left the same way. She loved the Lord!
Five generations of Carters have attended this beautiful sacred spot. They came to be saved, join the church, marry, or have their babies christened and last of all to be buried. This quiet peaceful spot nestled among the tall pines on a lonesome hill. The church has touched the lives of all who have ever lived here in Poor Valley. Even strangers who visit A.P. Carter’s grave are touched by its beauty. It is a cornerstone of the valley. It is a place to go to worship, pray and have fellowship with your neighbors on Sundays.

Well written summary of the history, which I agree with visiting on a beautiful fall day.

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 10/21/1906

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Formed as Methodist, now United Methodist

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
4977 A.P. Carter Highway
Hiltons, VA USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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