One of the older buildings in Logan county, that’s still standing is an old stone church, located in Ethel West Virginia. The Church was a southern baptist church and it was founded in 1828.
The church was built in a rural community prior to West Virginia becoming a state. The church has withstood the test of time until the 1980s when it would become abandoned. Today it still stands but it’s not open to go into.The church reportedly had a cannon ball go through its roof during the civil war and it even withstood the Battle of Blair Mountain. The church sets right in the middle of where coal camps would’ve been. The area around it was a coal mining community, that isn’t there today.The church symbolizes that things still continue to withstand the test of time in rural areas and it leaves behind important stories and memories.