The oldest Episcopal church in West Virginia is Christ Episcopal Church Bunker Hill, also known as Morgan Chapel. It was built in 1741 by Morgan Morgan, one of the first European settlers in West Virginia. And if that isn’t historically interesting enough, here’s another thing: in the yard of the oldest Episcopal church in West Virginia is the oldest modern cemetery in West Virginia. That’s right, Bunker Hill Cemetery, also known as Morgan Chapel Cemetery or Morgan Chapel Graveyard, dates back almost as far: nearly 300 years.

More information about Morgan Chapel can be found on Wikipedia. Did you know this cemetery existed, or that it was so old? Of course, it’s the oldest modern cemetery, but definitely not the oldest ever graveyard in West Virginia. You have to go back a few thousand years instead of a few hundred for that!

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