- Pine Grove M E Church
- Southside, WV
- The Pine Grove Methodist Episcopal Church was established
in 1878. The land for the church was donated by William Poffenbarger
with the stipulation that if one year would pass with no services
being held, the land would revert back to his heirs. The church
was built by the community and was originally made of hand hewn
logs measuring up to twenty-two inches wide and thirty-five to
forty feet long. The picture of the outside of the church below
appears to be one of the last pictures taken of this church.
The bell from the bell tower now hangs in the Beech
Hill United Methodist Church. It was purchased from the K
& M Railroad and is thirty-two inches across and has a two
and one-half inch rim.
Inside the church, the pulpit and the pews were had made. beside
each window was pewter colored oil lamp with reflectors and hanging
from the ceiling were two oil chandelers. There was also a fabulous
old pump organ which made beautiful music you can see it in the
The property around the church was bought up be the government
to make up the Chief Cornstalk Public Hunting and Fishing Area.
The cemetery was purchased
by The Pine Grove Cemetery Association and the lot where the church
stood reverted back to Mrs Herbert Henderson who was William Poffenbarger's
2005 Copyright and Maintained by Suzie
- Do you know the people in this picture? If you
do, I would like to identify them and add their names here. If
you can identify any of these folks, click on the picture that
will take you to the same picture where each person is numbered
and refer to that number for identification.
- Pine Grove Cemetery
Last updated: March 23, 2005