September 27, 2015

Mt. Moriah Evangelical Lutheran Church


One of the sites open for Heritage Days in Hardy County was this little church in Baughman Settlement near Baker. When we arrived there yesterday we were greeted by some friendly ladies who even asked us to pose for a picture! We were their only visitors at that moment, probably because the church is a bit isolated, over 3 miles down a winding (but scenic) country road.



Between the church and the cemetery is a monument to "Confederate Veterans in Mt. Moriah Lutheran Cemetery and Baughman Settlement."

(Click on Image for Larger Version)
The monument is inscribed on both sides. Many of the surnames are the same as those common on the other side of Great North Mountain in Virginia, reminding us that people often migrated across the mountains 100 and 200 years ago.

In addition to Baughman, last names include Barbe, Combs, Garrett, Heishman, Hulver, Landacre, Sherman, Sisler, Wilkins, and Wilmer.

The church building was dedicated in 1907. According to the Heritage Weekend Guide, the Lutheran Congregation was active in the settlement before 1833.
Sharing with Inspired Sunday



6 comments:

  1. Lovely little church or chapel you found there, cemetery looks a good one to walk round

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's a lovely church. How nice that they took your picture.

    ReplyDelete
  3. what a cutie. i love it! what a rural area. love that. have a great week, Linda. ( :

    ReplyDelete
  4. Neat history in your neck of the woods.

    ReplyDelete

The View from Squirrel Ridge features thousands of views of the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding area. I post frequently so please visit often.

Your comments are appreciated. If you are responding to a post older than a few days, your comment will be held until we have a chance to approve it. Thanks for your patience!

Sorry, anonymous comments cannot be accepted because of the large number of spam comments that come in that way.