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Thatcher Methodist Episcopal Church
near Broadway, Warren County



About 1812-1815 a local resident built this small chapel across the road from his home (which still stands). It is unclear from the records whether he was a lay preacher or simply a member, but services were held here for many years until a larger church was built in the town of Broadway, about a mile and a half away, about 1854. A local historian supplied me with a fascinating description of the interior of the church, written by a member of the congregation sometime before 1900.
     There is a small burial ground enclosed within a low stone wall, quite overgrown, with at least a half dozen old stones, including those for Thatcher and his wife, a few yards to the south of the ruins.

 

 

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