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

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Toni  They have been well received anf there is almost an endless supply

January 02, 2012 08:51 AM
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Wayne Johnson
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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.

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

January 02, 2012 09:21 AM
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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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January 02, 2012 03:27 PM
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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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