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005-5159 Macedonia Methodist Church

Macedonia Methodist Church
Photo credit: Sandi Esposito, ca. 2010

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VLR Listing Date 12/15/2011

NRHP Listing Date 02/08/2012

NRHP Reference Number 12000017

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 remaining, 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 and has a triple rail fence bounding all but the front of the property. The church replaced an earlier 1875 log church on the property.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: September 16, 2021