Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery

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Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery
CHESTNUT RIDGE AND SCHELLSBURG UNION CHURCH AND CEMETERY.jpg
Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery
Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery is located in the US
Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery
Location US 30, Napier Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′55″N 78°39′21″W / 40.04861°N 78.65583°W / 40.04861; -78.65583Coordinates: 40°2′55″N 78°39′21″W / 40.04861°N 78.65583°W / 40.04861; -78.65583
Built 1806
Architectural style log church
NRHP Reference # 04001482[1]
Added to NRHP January 12, 2005

Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery is a historic church and cemetery in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The church was built by members of the Reformed and Lutheran churches in 1806. It was used by both congregations until 1843, and then by the Reformed congregation until 1853. The first burial in the cemetery was in 1806, while the church was being constructed. Workmen who were roofing the church placed a child named Whetstone in an unmarked grave.[2] Nevertheless the cemetery was not formally organized until 1860, and did not receive a deed to the land until 1897.[3]

The church was originally built of logs and in 1881 covered with weatherboarding. The weatherboarding was removed in 1935, and the church was restored in the early 2000s.[3]

The church and cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The small town of Schellsburg, and the Schellsburg Historic District, which is also listed on the National Register, is about 1/4 mile to the east on U.S. 30.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Taylor, David L. (2004). "Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Church and Cemetery" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination form. Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "History - The Old Log Church". Old Log Church - Schellsburg, Pennsylvania. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Daily, Jonathan E. (1999). "Schellsburg Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 

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