Sam Black Church

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Sam Black Church
Sam Black Church.jpg
Sam Black Church, November 2007
Sam Black Church, 2017
Sam Black Church is located in West Virginia
Sam Black Church
Sam Black Church is located in the US
Sam Black Church
Nearest city Smoot, West Virginia
Coordinates 37°53′55″N 80°37′50″W / 37.89861°N 80.63056°W / 37.89861; -80.63056Coordinates: 37°53′55″N 80°37′50″W / 37.89861°N 80.63056°W / 37.89861; -80.63056
Built 1901
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP March 5, 1999

Sam Black Church, known today as Sam Black United Methodist Church,[2] is an historic Carpenter Gothic-style church located at Sam Black Church near the unincorporated community of Smoot in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

The historic white frame church was built in 1902 and named in honor of Rev. Samuel Black, a circuit-riding Southern Methodist preacher. It is a small one story building with a gable roof. It features a square, open bell tower with a hipped roof. It is located at the intersection of Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 60 on the Midland Trail, a National Scenic Byway.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ County Convention & Visitors Bureau listing for Sam Black Church
  3. ^ Katherine Jourdan (July 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Sam Black Church" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-02.