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Summerfield Methodist Episcopal Church
Summerfield, Warren County
small church is about the size of a one-room school. It was erected
about 1857 by a congregation that was organized in 1835. There is
a large burial ground to the rear.
There are some nice decorative elements
(notice the dentils above the center window and under the roofline),
but on the whole, it is clearly
work of folk art. The foundation is fieldstone and the church still
has its original wood planking, a bit of a rarity among early Methodist churches.