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Bell Tower at Clio Church / Community Building, near Jenkins, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 46.066 W 093° 39.937
15S E 440596 N 4069317
Quick Description: A bell tower on a dual-purpose building in the ghost town of Clio in rural Barry County, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2013 8:32:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMJKCJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 0

Long Description:
All that is left of the ghost town of Clio is this dual-purpose building, built in 1940 to be used as a church and community center, and the cemetery adjacent to the building. The old school, which was about .7 miles south of this building, is long gone. The church itself was a Union-type church, which is not associated with a specific denomination. Instead, different itinerate preachers would take the pulpit each week of the month; perhaps Baptist, then Presbyterian, then Methodist, then Pentecostal, and so on.

An extensive web search turned up no further history of the church; only these mentions in rootsweb when referring to the cemetery and in in these church photos. The tower is in good condition, but it no longer calls the country folks to church services. The building houses a music jam as part of its Community Center function.

Address of Tower:
MO-39 and Highway EE
Jenkins, MO USA

Number of bells in tower?: 1

Rate tower:

Still Operational: Not Listed

Relevant website?: Not listed

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Not listed

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MountainWoods visited Bell Tower at Clio Church / Community Building, near Jenkins, MO 11/28/2013 MountainWoods visited it