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Vine Hill Church - Wheelerville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 48.244 W 093° 36.382
15S E 445909 N 4073308
Quick Description: A former one-room school and country church now used as a community center in rural Barry County, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2014 9:50:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMMZ3X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
Not much can be found about this school and church from a web search, except the usual 100+ hits from "home town finder" types of sites that acknowledge its existence from topographic maps. However, it is referred to in a rootsweb page as the Vine Hill School, also known as Horn[e]y Buck School, and Vine Hill Church. The photos of the school in the web page are from an earlier wood-sided building.

According to the painted sign above the door, the current native-stone-sided building was built in 1939 by the WPA. Etched in blocks above the door is: SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 30. It is not known when it was last used as either a school (probably until the consolidations of the 1950s) or as a country church.

As with most such multi-purpose buildings of the day, the building was probably used as a school 5 days a week, as a community building on Saturday (which it still is), and as a "union" church on Sunday; the latter being a type of church that is interdenominational, with pastors of different denominations preaching in a round-robin schedule.

There is part of the old hand-operated pump still mounted over the old well, and there are both a his and hers privies in good repair (fortunately - 'nuff said).
Church Name: Vine Hill Church

Church In Use (even only just occassionally): no

Church NOT in use.: no

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Date Church Built: Not listed

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1. Church picture
2. Church sign (schedule sign with Church name on it &/or gate with Church name).
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MountainWoods visited Vine Hill Church - Wheelerville, MO 11/26/2014 MountainWoods visited it