Rock Creek Methodist Church

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Rock Creek Methodist Church
Rock Creek Methodist Church is located in Oregon
Rock Creek Methodist Church
Rock Creek Methodist Church is located in the United States
Rock Creek Methodist Church
Nearest cityMolalla, Oregon
Coordinates45°9′31.6″N 122°42′51.3″W / 45.158778°N 122.714250°W / 45.158778; -122.714250Coordinates: 45°9′31.6″N 122°42′51.3″W / 45.158778°N 122.714250°W / 45.158778; -122.714250
Area4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
Built byKillan, John
NRHP reference No.75001580[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 29, 1975

Rock Creek Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church building in Needy, Oregon near Canby, Oregon. It was built in 1858 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

It was deemed notable as one of few remaining circuit church buildings from early Oregon. According to its NRHP nomination, "The simple elegance of this structure stands as an example of the unpretentious lives of early Oregon settlers."[2]

It is a one-story 20 by 24 feet (6.1 m × 7.3 m) building. John Killan led the construction. The vestibule was added in about 1920.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Paul Hartwig and Gregq Olson (August 7, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rock Creek Methodist Church". National Park Service. Retrieved September 5, 2017. With three photos from 1975.