Sign Up For News And Updates

Your Name and E-mail
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Sign up for the following:

Your Address and Mobile
Mobile Phone:

Thomson M. E. Church

Places of Wheeling Icon

▶ Thomson M. E. Church Quick Links

    ▼ History  |   ▼ Location   |   ▼ Images   |   ▼ Notes   |   ▼ Additional Resources    

Thomson M. E. Church on Wheeling Island

-from "Cyclopaedia of Methodism: Embracing Sketches of Its Rise, Progress, and Present Condition, with Biographical Notices and Numerous Illustrations," Simpson, Matthew, 1878

"Thomson church, formerly the Island Mission, is located on Zane's (Wheeling) Island, in the seventh ward, and was originally organized for a mission Sunday-school. In 1855, Daniel Zane tendered the lot, and helping in building a frame house 36 by 48 feet. This was replaced, in 1872, by a handsome brick edifice, named after Bishop Thomson, who had died in Wheeling a short time previous."

Thomson M. E. Church, S. Broadway St., Wheeling Island. Photo by James Janos, 1998.The cornerstone of a new church structure, designed by Fulton and Butler Architects of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, was laid in September of 1913 with the new building dedicated by a week of services beginning May 9th and ending May 16th, 1915.

The 1915 church has been the home of the New Life United Methodist Church since 2008.  


▶ 115 S. Broadway, Wheeling Island


Thomson M. E. Church


▶ Thomson United Methodist Church, from the Church bulletin for Heritage Sunday, April 29, 1984   

Additional Resources

Materials in the Library's Wheeling Room: (non-circulating - ask for access at reference desk) 

▶ Vertical File: Wheeling Methodist Churches 
▶ Church records, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1818-1954 Call#: Wheeling 929.3754 C473.

Materials in the Library's Archives: (non-circulating, view by appointment only*) 
*Call 304-232-0244 or send an email to make an appointment to view archival materials.

Churches  |  Places of Wheeling Home  |  Wheeling History Home  |  OCPL Home  

alt : OCPL Disclaimer

-Information on this page compiled by lhoracek and erothenbuehler
Services and Locations