North Fork Mennonite Church (Petersburg, West Virginia, USA)
The North Fork Mennonite Church (early called the Carr Mennonite Church) is located on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River in Grant County, West Virginia. Regular work was begun in the Carr schoolhouse in 1932. A meetinghouse was built in 1948. In the mid-1950s it was a Mennonite mission church of the Middle District of the Virginia Mennonite Conference and a flourishing mountain congregation with 49 members.
After a division in the Virginia Conference in 1972 over the direction of theological teaching and practice the North Fork congregation became part of the new, more conservative, Southeastern Mennonite Conference. In 2009 the congregation had 35 members; the minister was John R. Swartz.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 334.
Address: Petersburg, West Virginia (meetinghouse located 1.5 miles west of junction of S.R. 42 just off S.R. 28/55, turn right on Sunrise Drive. Church on right 0.2 miles.
Denominational Affiliation: Southeastern Mennonite Conference
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 521. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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