The little round church of Calhoun County
Albert's Chapel is an unusual octagonal Methodist church located near the settlement of Sand Ridge, West Virginia. The simple, sparingly ornamented church rises to an octagonal cupola, with pointed window heads and board-and-batten siding. The chapel was built in 1898 under the direction of Albert Poling by his uncle Charles Poling. The church was named for Albert in recognition of his efforts.
Local folklore says the church is shaped so the devil would have no corner to hide in, but realistically it was built to maximize space with limited building material. With a seating capacity of 125, the church has served Calhoun County for over 100 years.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONAlbert's Chapel United Methodist Church
Person Interviewed: Rick Swearengin
Hours: 10:00am Sunday School, 11:15am Regular service
Location: Calhoun County, West Virginia
Address: Rt. 119/33 Sand Ridge, WV 25234
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