The sad fate of Delaware County’s Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church

I have a soft spot in my heart for old, country sanctuaries. I’m sure I’ve driven by hundreds of them over the years! Although many are incompatible with the needs of huge, modern megachurches, their continued existence is testament to dwindling congregations that push against the current, passionately committed to the glorification of a higher power. I’ve always morbidly wondered what happens to the actual buildings once their membership falls off, but I’m sorry to say that I found the answer at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in eastern Delaware County.

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Mt. Zion Church on Eaton-Wheeling Pike in Delaware County

I started driving and exploring the area around where I lived during my senior year of high school. I remember the impetus clearly: I asked my mom if I could take the girl I was dating to a soccer game at Delta High School, just northeast of town near where two highways intersected. Mom responded with a key question that got right to the point: “Do you even know the way to get there?”

Oof. I didn’t.

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