May 13, 2018

The Church at North River Mills

 This Methodist Church dates to around 1893. We saw it yesterday when we drove to this small town north of Capon Bridge, WV, for their annual Ice Mountain Festival. I had never been to North River Mills, although I've been to Capon Bridge a few times.

This is in a scenic mountain area that has a rich history. The town is almost deserted now, but the church is still in use.

A history of the church was posted and can also be found online. It includes information on the stenciling around the ceiling.

There is a small balcony that was used by an African-American family to attend services in the early years of the church, when segregation was still commonplace.


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