Bethel - The Little Church That Survived The Civil War

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Bethel Chapel

Bethel Church has been at the same intersection (Smoketown and Minnieville) since it was built in 1850. Originally, it sat across from the Sunoco service station in what would have been the middle of Smoketown Road. In 1977 the Bethel Historical Society had the building moved to its present site on the grounds of Bethel United Methodist Church. The society oversees and maintains the building.

Land for the church was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Burr Glasscock - he was a member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. Building materials were gathered by neighbors.

The two major Civil War battles at Manassas and the lesser battles in the area had a devestating effect on the area and parishoners. The Glasscock's home was used as a command center and the church served as a hospital and stable by both armies - it needed considerable refurbishing at the end of the war.

The church now rests in a small pastoral setting on the grounds of the "new" Bethel United Methodist Church. To learn more about their ministry and mission see the website at Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel Chapel Sign

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Gita Bantwal
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Karen, I love your localism posts. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

Jan 02, 2012 06:53 AM #3
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Andrew Mooers
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Excellent local history that helps make your area shine, special. History on the local area blog posts are huge for the outside buyer just figuring out where he or she is going to invest, buy. It starts with tell me, show me your local area pride, passion, posts.

Jan 02, 2012 07:30 AM #4
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Karen.... what an interesting post.... it's so nice to see and hear about a historical building in a town....we have several of them in Franklin.

Jan 02, 2012 07:59 AM #5
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I don't remember seeing this church, my office in Woodbridge is on the same intersection, I guess I need to be more observant. :) Great post.

Jan 02, 2012 08:13 AM #6
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Phil  Many of our old churches were used as hospitals during the Cinil War

Jan 02, 2012 08:26 AM #7
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Rob  Your posts fall into the same category - they are among my favorites

Jan 02, 2012 08:28 AM #8
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Gita  Thank you and the very same to you

Jan 02, 2012 08:29 AM #9
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Andrew  I agree totally

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Barbara  There is no question MA has its' fair share that survived the Revo.utionary War

Jan 02, 2012 08:31 AM #11
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Gail  It can be seen from the MO Wilson office

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Karen,

I love the history; I it's great to see how the community values that built the church still sustain it today. SC

Jan 02, 2012 08:39 AM #13
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Steve  It is an asset in Prince William County - we revere our heritage, both political and rreligious

Jan 02, 2012 08:45 AM #14
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Karen - I love the history posts that you do about your area. What a great building and wonderful story. Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2012 08:49 AM #15
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Toni  They have been well received anf there is almost an endless supply

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Karen-What a nice design. Simple and functional, no frills. Nice history lesson too. I hope you and Art had a great holiday season and that 2012 is your best year yet.

Jan 02, 2012 09:19 AM #17
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Wayne  We wish the same for you.  There are many old uildings here with the simplicity of the colonial design

Jan 02, 2012 09:21 AM #18
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Great series.  This is an idea that could be copied by members in other communities. 

Again, congratulations for passing the million points level on ActiveRain.

Happy New Year!

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Roy  I have many more to do and I will then build a post with links to the entire group

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Now that is really pretty.  It amazing that it survived the war.

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Jeff  Guess it was mwant to be

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