Elkins, West Virginia: Tiny Church

Built in 1958 by Thomas Pennington -- according to a plaque on its exterior -- this itty-bitty house of worship looks like it could seat maybe four skinny people.
Whitman St., Elkins, WV
Just northwest of Elkins, on the north side Hwy 11/Laurel Mountain Rd, at the intersection of Whitman St. In front of some sort of apartment complex/assisted living facility.
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Tiny church. Tiny Church

On the first leg of our road trip we searched for the Tiny Church in Buckhannon, West Virginia, that's listed on Roadside America (my fourth tiny church!). But on the way home we took a wrong turn trying to stay on Highway 250 through Elkins, and stumbled across this one, in the parking lot of an apartment complex/assisted living facility.

[B Mann, 04/28/2012]

According to a plaque bolted to it, it's known as "The Little Church," although "little" seems far too generous a word for a church so tiny. Good find!

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