Thursday, November 13, 2014

Behind The Fence

This is Buffalo Church in Wirt County, West Virginia. A few years ago Hubby and I noticed a sign pointing up a rural road that said log church. We went to explore. The photo above shows the church we found. We try to go back at least once a year. It is such a peaceful place. It sits all by itself at the top of a ridge. I know what you're thinking - doesn't look like a log church. To preserve the church the original logs were covered with clapboard and the church was painted white both inside and out. Regular services are no longer held in the church. It was built in 1878 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This is the view from the church yard. Most of the pretty fall colors were gone by the time we visited this year but that vista is lovely no matter what! 

The road we travel to get to the church. The name of the road - Mayberry Run!  :)

Linking to Good Fences. and Inspired Sunday

26 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely little church but it is a pity it is never used now even once a year for a carol service would be lovely. Yes the fall colours have nearly gone.

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely view from the church! Reminds me of the Iowa River Greenbelt area.

Karen S. said...

What a lovely spot this is. Of course the name Mayberry reminds of an old show from my childhood!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little place!

(you should link it to inspired sunday on saturday evening, too! www.inspiredsundaymeme.blogspot.com/)

carolann said...

We have a cute little church like you have shown and would you believe members still attend. It is unique.

They used it every year for place for community to vote.

very nice your wee church. Peaceful!

Ruth Kelly said...

Tis a lovely little church. Nice series. Let see now, forever in blue jeans - that reminds me of Neil Diamond's song.

Lois said...

Gorgeous scenery and I love the old church!

George said...

This is a very pretty church (and fence). We found a similar church in the Smokies last year. It too is by itself up on a ridge.

Carola Bartz said...

I like the road up to the church and the church itself. I can imagine that it is a peaceful place. The view is amazing.

Kerri Farley said...

Gorgeous captures!!!

Red said...

Yes the church and view are treasures.

Ida said...

Charming church. Interesting that they would cover over the logs, I would think that would have been super cool to see in it original state. Lovely scenery surrounding the church/fence. I like the name of the country road you traveled on.

DeniseinVA said...

This is a lovely little church Carletta, and pretty scenery too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful, especially this time of year. And even without the name of the road it certainly does harken back to a simpler era! Lovely post.

Marie said...

I am so glad they6 are protecting the log church! Very nice shots!

Felicia said...

beautiful little church and what a view.

I bet that view is gorgeous when the leaves are in full color.

thanks for sharing.

Nicki said...

This church puts me to mind of several in the area where I grew up (Grant County). Beautiful church and man, what a view.

Gerald (SK14) said...

lovely countryside

Bruce Clark said...

Interesting little church and it's in a great location.

Tom said...

This is just the kind of church I look for! "Where the blacktop ends"...my kind of place. Yesterday I drove for miles on hilly dirt roads, it was great to be a Backroads Traveller.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love (we love too!!) West VA. thanks for sharing with us Carletta ... i hope you are well. it looks just gorgeous with all the fall leaves & big mighty tree. ( :

Gosia k said...

lovely small rural church

Czereśnia A said...

The beautiful little church ...

Ruth Kelly said...

It is a fine little church - thanks for sharing.

happywonderer said...

A great simple country church!

kelley jensen said...

That's a fun find. And Mayberry run how about that?