Mt. Vernon Methodist Church

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Mt. Vernon Methodist Church
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church at Maces Springs, Virginia now Hiltons, Virginia.jpg
Mt. Vernon Methodist Church is located in Virginia
Mt. Vernon Methodist Church
Mt. Vernon Methodist Church is located in the US
Mt. Vernon Methodist Church
Location Rt. 614, Maces Spring, Virginia
Coordinates 36°40′35″N 82°23′15″W / 36.67639°N 82.38750°W / 36.67639; -82.38750Coordinates: 36°40′35″N 82°23′15″W / 36.67639°N 82.38750°W / 36.67639; -82.38750
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1895 (1895)
Architectural style Scott's County Vernacular
MPS Carter Family TR
NRHP reference # 85001413[1]
VLR # 084-0013
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 12, 1985
Designated VLR April 16, 1985[2]

Mt. Vernon Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church in Maces Spring, Virginia, United States. It was built about 1895 and is a one-story, rectangular frame structure with gable roof and simple wooden steeple. The church is most notable for its association with the Carter Family, a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Behind the church is the cemetery containing the graves of Alvin Pleasant "A.P." Delaney Carter (1891–1960) and his wife Sara Dougherty Carter (1898–1979).[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (February 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mt. Vernon Methodist Church" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo