Macedonia Methodist Church, Amherst Co.
Built in 1896, Macedonia Methodist Church is an excellent example of a vernacular country church with a bell tower,
arched windows and entries, and the use of unpainted chestnut beadboard paneling in the interior. Macedonia was
one of nine churches constructed between 1850 and 1910 in Amherst County in a mostly traditional form, although
the decorative elements of each building varied. Only six of the churches remain and Macedonia is the
best-preserved frame-built example of the Gothic Revival church style. Centrally located within a secluded
community called Coffeytown, the church was built on a low, cleared lot along Coffeytown Road across
from a creek. The church replaced
an earlier 1875 log church on the property.