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Annual Historic Snivley Chapel Celebration

posted on September 11


Annual Historic Snivley Chapel Celebration
Special Invitation to our District Churches, Community, and Friends!
Sunday, October 20th 3:00 PM
Special Singing! Dinner on the grounds immediately following.

Thanks to so many of our Snivley Chapel friends near and far, we have completed many projects over the last few years repairing the structural foundation,  and most recently repairing the tin roof using a special historic renovation contractor, over $30,000 with your help!  We’ve come a long way, and couldn’t have done all of this without the help of our community of friends!  Our biggest concern for our next project will be simply painting inside and out this beautiful, historic treasure.

Please be sure to join us at this annual celebration sharing in music and fellowship as we celebrate the saints of old!  We are excited to announce our speaker will be longtime Methodist minister throughout Eastern Kentucky for many years, Kaminski Robinson.

Come see the work you’ve completed, hear the history, and join in celebrating your historic treasure!

The year was about 1790.
William Robert Lesley was first shown this lush bottomland of present-day Johns Creek by Daniel Boone. Martin Lesley and his wife, Sarah Lesley, deeded a tract of land to the Methodist Church on April 11, 1853. Previously, Methodist circuit riders met in homes throughout the area. The purpose of the conveyance being to construct a house of worship known as Snivley Chapel. Snivley Chapel was built and used until approximately 1895. It was named for circuit rider pastor W.J. Snivley. A historical site marker has been erected and dedicated at Snivley Chapel.  It is claimed to be the oldest church in the Big Sandy Valley. Salem United Methodist Church located on 111 Taylor Hill Johns Creek (not far from Snivley) helps maintain this historic treasure
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DID YOU KNOW?  John C C  Mayo, famous Kentuckian, was born right here at Gulnare, KY?  His mother was Mary E Leslie Mayo, one of the Leslie family that founded this historic treasure!

Historic Snivley Chapel is located 9807 Hwy 194 West, Pikeville, KY (Gulnare near formerly known golf course Mountain Publinks, now ElkRun Golf course).  Turn left off of U.S. 23 at Pikeville Airport Road. Follow until reaching Ky 194 and turn left. Call Pastor Larry Penix 606-616-8430  for more information

Love offering for Snivley Chapel continued preservation will be accepted at any time. Mail to: Snivley Chapel Preservation Fund, c/o Salem United Methodist Church, 111 Taylor Hill, Pikeville, KY  41501

Join us for a day of honoring saints of our past, spiritual blessings, food, and fellowship!

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