Three Churches, West Virginia

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Three Churches
Unincorporated community
Three Churches, West Virginia Postmark
Three Churches, West Virginia Postmark
Three Churches is located in West Virginia
Three Churches
Three Churches
Three Churches is located in the US
Three Churches
Three Churches
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°24′3″N 78°39′15″W / 39.40083°N 78.65417°W / 39.40083; -78.65417Coordinates: 39°24′3″N 78°39′15″W / 39.40083°N 78.65417°W / 39.40083; -78.65417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26765
GNIS feature ID 1555808[1]
Scanlon Log House

Three Churches is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The town is located north of Romney along Jersey Mountain Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 5) at a crossroads with Three Churches Hollow Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 5/4). Originally known as Jersey Mountain, Three Churches was renamed for the three historic white wooden churches located there:[2] Mount Bethel Church, Mount Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, and Branch Mountain United Methodist Church. The Three Churches Post Office [3] is no longer in service.

Historic sites[edit]

  • Branch Mountain United Methodist Church - The last remaining active church will close on June 30, 2012. The Cemetery Association will keep the building available for weddings, funerals, and special community services. The phone number is listed on the sign outside of the church.
  • Mount Bethel Church - Hampshire County's oldest standing house of worship.
  • Mount Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
  • Scanlon Log House - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Active organizations in the area[edit]

  • Jersey Mountain Ruritan Club


External links[edit]

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