Three Churches, West Virginia

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Coordinates: 39°24′3″N78°39′15″W / 39.40083°N 78.65417°W / 39.40083; -78.65417 Coordinates: 39°24′3″N78°39′15″W / 39.40083°N 78.65417°W / 39.40083; -78.65417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1555808 [1]

Three Churches is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The town is located north of Romney along Jersey Mountain Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 5) at a crossroads with Three Churches Hollow Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 5/4). Originally known as Jersey Mountain, Three Churches was renamed for the three historic white wooden churches located there: [2] Mount Bethel Church, Mount Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, and Branch Mountain United Methodist Church. The Three Churches Post Office [3] is no longer in service.

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Scanlon Log House

Historic sites

Active organizations in the area

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Three Churches, West Virginia
  2. Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 625.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Three Churches, West Virginia