Virginia Department of Historic Resources
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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.