Alexander Campbell Mansion

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Campbell Mansion
Alexander Campbell Mansion.jpg
Front of the mansion
Nearest city Bethany, West Virginia
Coordinates 40°12′27.5″N 80°32′51.5″W / 40.207639°N 80.547639°W / 40.207639; -80.547639Coordinates: 40°12′27.5″N 80°32′51.5″W / 40.207639°N 80.547639°W / 40.207639; -80.547639
Built 1811
NRHP Reference # 70000651
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1970[1]
Designated NHL April 19, 1994[2]

Alexander Campbell Mansion, also known as Campbell Mansion or Alexander Campbell House was the home of minister Alexander Campbell and his family in West Virginia. His wife Margaret's father John Brown had owned a large amount of property in Bethany, including this; the house dates to 1793.

Known as the "sage of Bethany", Campbell was one of the most prominent early leaders of the Restoration Movement in United States Christianity, beginning in 1812, which resulted in formation of numerous congregations of the Disciples of Christ and Churches of Christ. He founded Bethany College in 1840, gaining a charter by the Virginia legislature and offering land and funds for the institution. He served as its first president.

The mansion, together with adjacent buildings and an associated cemetery property nearby, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994.[2][3] It is located just off West Virginia Route 67 in Bethany.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Campbell Mansion". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. ^ James H. Charleton (December 9, 1993) National Historic Landmark Nomination: Campbell Mansion / Alexander Campbell House, National Park Service and Accompanying 16 photos, exterior and interior, from 1993 and undated.

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