Ambrose Chapel

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Ambrose Chapel
Ambrose Chapel is located in West Virginia
Ambrose Chapel
Ambrose Chapel is located in the US
Ambrose Chapel
Location Winchester Grade Rd., Stotlers Crossroads, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°31′42″N 78°13′53″W / 39.52833°N 78.23139°W / 39.52833; -78.23139Coordinates: 39°31′42″N 78°13′53″W / 39.52833°N 78.23139°W / 39.52833; -78.23139
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1851
NRHP Reference # 98001470[1]
Added to NRHP December 15, 1998

Ambrose Chapel is a historic Methodist chapel located at Stotlers Crossroads, Morgan County, West Virginia. The land was deeded for a free meeting house for anyone who preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, in 1797 by (William) Henry Ambrose.[2] The original building was a log structure and was later replaced. The current Chapel was built in 1851 and is a 1 1/2-story rectangular building with hewn log framing, stone foundation, clapboard siding, and metal roof. Also on the property is a cemetery with over 300 burials dating from the early 19th century to about 1945. During the American Civil War it was used as a Confederate field hospital in January, 1862 during Stonewall Jackson's Bath Romney Campaign.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ambrose, Robert. "Ambrose Chapel Deed". 
  3. ^ Brent Sherrad and Katherine Jourdan (June 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Ambrose Chapel" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  4. ^ Ambrose Chapel Cemetery at Find a Grave