A Van Buren County Church Erected in
In May, 1837 Titus Moss came into the neighborhood of
In the fall of 1837, Daniel G. Cartwright came into the
neighborhood as a traveling preacher of the Methodist church.
In the spring of 1838 the first class was formed by I. L.
Kirkpatrick, then traveling on the circuit.
In 1847 the first Methodist church was built in
In 1865 the second Methodist church was built in
Work on the new church was begun in July.
The church which was a frame structure 51 by 37 feet with a
seating capacity of 250 persons was completed and dedicated
On the last day of November 1919, this second church caught fire
and was burned to the ground. Everything
was lost except a few dishes and silverware belonging to the Ladies Aid
The congregation planned to build in 1920, but war time prices
made it necessary to postpone the building of a new church for a time.
For three years the Methodists held their services in the Opera
House which was owned by Orange Calhoun.
The corner stone of the new church was laid
Rev. H. C. Druse is the pastor of this church at the present
|Source: clippings from
scrapbook located in the Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society Library,
Contributed by Volunteer Transcriber Kathy Fisher
Van Buren Co. GenWeb Project