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Little historic church organized in 1881

Friday, September 15, 2006

The 'little historic church of Carbon' was organized in 1881 by 23 Welsh coal miners. Some interesting facts about the church include:

A parcel of ground was sold to the coal miners for $100 from their employer for the express purpose to build a church.

A well-known local carpenter at the time, J. William Wells, was commissioned to build the church for $600.

In 1905, a fire destroyed most of Carbon, but stopped within feet of the little church.

Chairs were used in the annex until pews were bought in 1947.

It is considered the only church in the area to have descended from the Free Missionary Baptist Church in Wales.

The church was deeded to the town of Carbon in 2002 when the congregation built a new larger facility south of the town.

The First Friday Talent show is a favorite place to be for people from all over the area. The "homegrown" entertainment keeps the musical and social spirit of the church alive.

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