Cove Mennonite Church (Mathias, West Virginia, USA)

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Cove Mennonite Church in Mathias, West Virginia, 1993.
Source: Mennonite Archives of Virginia

Cove Mennonite Church (initially known as Cove Mennonite Mission Church) (Mennonite Church), east of Mathias, West Virginia, under the Virginia Mennonite Conference, probably started in 1876 or earlier as an outgrowth of the work at Powder Spring, five miles (eight km) east in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Early work in connection with this station was carried on at the Basore and Hinegardner schoolhouses located two and six miles respectively north of the Whitmer schoolhouse, where services were held once a month. The 1948 membership was eight.

The Whitmer School was built about 1904, and closed as a school in 1940. It continued to serve the church after that date. In 2004 the building was sawn into thirds and moved to the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center near Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. "The Whitmer Schoolhouse/Cove Church Move." (Accessed 29 July 2008)

Author(s) Timothy Showalter
Date Published 1953

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Showalter, Timothy. "Cove Mennonite Church (Mathias, West Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 24 Jun 2024.,_West_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=117278.

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Showalter, Timothy. (1953). Cove Mennonite Church (Mathias, West Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2024, from,_West_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=117278.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 726. All rights reserved.

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