Wesley Chapel Church, Peach Grove, KY
As my journey continued on Sunday along KY Route 10 I happened upon the WesleyChapelCemetery in Peach Grove, KY.
The cemetery is also the former home of the WesleyChapelChurch.
In conversation with a couple of ladies who were there to cut the grass (voluntarily), they gave me a little bit of history on the church and the cause of its demise.
The church was built in 1856, but there had previously been another church on the site, so its history goes back much further.
The church was used as Union Headquarters during the Civil War.
Services ceased during the 90s, although there was at least one wedding held after that and some other celebrations.
Tragically, a tornado on March 2, 2012, closed the curtain on the life of WesleyChapelUnitedMethodistChurch. The roof was torn from the little country church and the walls had begun to collapse… making saving her impossible. Here is a news story about the tornado:
Now, the “Friends of Wesley Chapel” (as they decided to be called after I told them about “Friends of Linden Grove”) are hoping to construct a memorial on the site. The bell had been saved and they hope to erect it on the site.
Apparently, the “cemetery board” is less eager than the “friends” to see that the memorial is constructed, but they are hoping to begin construction in the spring of 2014. I wished them luck before I departed.