St. Marys, Pennsylvania: Decker Chapel - Tiny Church

Built by Michael Decker in 1856, supposedly in gratitude for a miraculous recovery from a fall. Old postcards called it, "Smallest Church in the U.S.A."; church no longer makes that claim. Slid off foundation 2015. Repaired and reopened to the public in 2016.

Address:
S. St. Marys Rd, St. Marys, PA
Directions:
North of I-80. Three miles south of St. Marys, across from Wendy's restaurant on Hwy 255/S. St. Marys Rd.
Admission:
Free
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Decker's Chapel

Church is now reopened to the public.

[PA Great Outdoors, 09/29/2016]

The chapel slid off its 160-year-old foundation in 2015, but was repaired and reopened by a local historical society.

Decker's Chapel

One of the smallest churches in the U.S., measuring 12 feet by 18 feet. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The chapel features a steeple with an open belfry capped with a white cross, Built by Michael Decker in 1856. Visitors welcome any time.

[PA Wilds, 07/25/2013]

Vintage postcard of Decker Chapel.

Decker's Chapel - Tiny Church

Decker's Chapel is another church billed as the Smallest Church in America. I am really curious as to where it fits in this list. I grew up there and am sure it is small, just have no real information as to its actual dimensions. Built in the mid-19th century.

[native, 11/05/2009]

It was built by Michael Decker in 1856. A tiny church bonus -- it had its own vellum postcard proclaiming it was the "Smallest Church in the U.S.A."


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