"The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat"

"The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat" (HM1F0Z)

Location: Morgantown, WV 26508 Monongalia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 41.545', W 79° 54.883'

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Established November 1775

The oldest denomination of Christians west of the mountains on the Waters of the Cheat and Monongahela Rivers in the Commonwealth of Virginia (now West Virginia).

First meeting house erected of logs on the highest point in the graveyard near Cedar. Second meeting house was built in 1803 after the first one was consumed by fire about 200 feet south of the first church of "the following dimentions that is to say, square loggs of 28 feet in length, 22 feet in breadth, and twelve loggs high."

The church is now located 1½ miles east of this tablet on County Road.
HM NumberHM1F0Z
Year Placed1828
Placed ByClarence B. Dille, on Nov. 5
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593054 N 4394182
Decimal Degrees39.69241667, -79.91471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.545', W 79° 54.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 32.70" N, 79° 54' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2003 Stewartstown Rd, Morgantown WV 26508, US
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