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Schellsburg Old Log Church

Schellsburg Old Log Church

The Old Log Church was the first church built by the early settlers of the area. It was built on land donated by John Schell, the founder of the village of Schellsburg. John Schell arrived in this area about 1798-1799 from Montgomery County, after purchasing a large tract of land from John Anderson. John Schell was a very generous man, donating land for the first church and later for schools in the small community. He laid out the town of Schellsburg in November of 1808, and by spring had sold ten lots. Some of those original homes still line the main street (Lincoln Highway-Route 30).

The church was built to accommodate the union of the Reformed and Lutheran denominations. The deed for the church was given on March 17, 1807. The construction of the church began in 1806. Subscriptions and pledges were made from $.50 to $10.00, making a total of $196.92. On the first day of June 1806, the congregation agreed, “That the church should be free to no other professions than the Reformed and Lutherans. Traveling preachers shall have the liberty to preach by application to the elders of said congregation.”


  • Cemetary Road , Schellsburg, PA 15559 (Bedford)
  • GPS Coordinate: LAT 40.0482 LONG -78.655
  • P: 814-733-2984
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  • April 1 - Memorial Day, Weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m; Memorial Day - Labor Day, Daily dawn to dusk; Labor Day - October 31, Weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m; Closed November 1-March 30
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