13846 Hack, Murray City, OH, 43144
$39,900 ~ Reduced to $35k
This church for sale is located in the old coal mining town of Murray City, Ohio. The former Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1895, just four years after the town was incorporated. An early settler, John Murray Brown, purchased the area’s land to lay out the town, and in 1875 built a hotel for the local coal workers. At the time the church was constructed and well into the 20th century, Murray City was one of the largest coal towns in the U.S. with over 2,000 residents. Today, the population is 449.
As the population decreased, so did the congregation. The church joined the 6,000 to 10,000 churches that annually shutter their doors in America.
The second owners of the church had plans to make the church into an architectural salvage place, but those plans fell through. Take a look at the interesting items they collected.
Related: c.1933 Old Church For Sale Swainsboro GA $49K
REALTOR COMMENTS – Church For Sale
Some people see an old church that needs a coat of paint and a new roof. I see a beautiful building that needs saved to become an awesome home, a bed and breakfast, an antique store or whatever your dream is.
Built in 1895 this building was the former home to the ME (Methodist Episcopal) church. The current, and only the second owners, fell in love with the stained glass windows, the soaring wooden ceiling with medallion and the possibility of opening an architectural salvage store. However, plans change and their hard work of acquiring inventory now becomes someone’s opportunity.
Don’t want to open a store? No problem. How about getting into the lucrative Air B and B business. Murray City is in the middle of several tourist’s draws. New Straitsville and the Wayne National 4-wheeler trails is just a few miles away. Smoke Rise Ranch resort is less than two miles away and the Long Ridge Wayne National 4-wheeler trail system is two miles away.
If you have a sense of adventure and want to make a difference in the life of this old building this is your chance.
OHU50K does not represent this property.