UNION DISTRICT


Churches

1. Allen Grove Presbyterian Church and cemetery - Rt. 88 Sherrard
2. First Church of God - Garvins Lane at Rt. 88
3. Holiness Church - Rt. 88 and Rt. 14
4. Mozart United Methodist Church - Rt. 3 Mozart
5. Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church - Rt. 88 Mt. Olivet
6. Our Lady of Peace - Mt. Olivet - Old Fairmont Pike
7. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and cemetery - Rt. 88 Sherrard


Cemeteries

8. Antioch (Marple-Loy) - Rt. 88 Sherrard
9. Graveof the Unknown Priest - Rt. 86 - 2.6 miles from Rt. 2
10. Halcyon Hills - Rt. 88 - near Sherrard
11. Kupfer - Rt. 88 near Sand Hill Road
12. McHenry - near Rock Hill Road
13. Mt. Olivet - Rt. 88 and Old Fairmont Pike
14. Orum - Rt. 88 Sherrard
15. Orum - Rock Hill Road
16. Price-Clark - Rt. 88 (3 miles from Rt. 2)
17. Shafer Farm - Rt. 86 Jim's Run
18. Sharptown Family - McMechen Hill Road
19. Yancey - off Rt. 86 Markey Lane


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BENWOOD - McMECHEN


Churches

1. Charity Independent Baptist Church - 612 Marshall Street - McMechen
2. Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints - 504 Grant Street - McMechen
3. First Christian Church - Fourth and Logan Streets - McMechen
4. First Church of God - Tenth and Logan Streets - McMechen
5. McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church - Marshall & E. Eighth St. McMechen
6. St. James Roman Catholic Church - 326 Logan Street - McMechen
7. St. Johns Catholic Church - Seventh Street and Mound - Benwood
8. St. Matthews Lutheran Church - Boggs Run - Benwood


Cemeteries

9. McMechen - Rt. 3 - Second Street

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THE GRAVE OF THE UNKNOWN PRIEST

The family tradition, so carefully preserved, relates that a missionary died after a two day sickness in the home of a family by the name of Clarke. Four cornerstones were placed at the time of burial. The name of the missionary and the circumstances of his sickness and death are unknown. The grave is located in the Glen Dale Heights, on the property of present owners Stanley and Betty Otte Key.

In 1952 a few members of the Holy Name Society of St. James Parish, along with Father Brady and Father Daley and Mr. John Shuetz, the custodian of Mount Calvary Cemetery reopened the grave. They felt their findings supportive of the tradition. And with sufficient information to warrant that, due respect and reverence was paid to his lonely grave. A cement wall was built around the grave and a celtic cross, carved out of white granite by a prisoner at the West Virginia State Penitentiary, was erected over the grave. Also placed in memory of this priest was a bronze plaque.


MONUMENT AT GRAVE



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