Smallest Church in Lower 48

Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church has two rows of three pews, each with room for two people, or perhaps two people and a child.

Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church is the smallest church in the lower 48 states.  It is located in Silver Lake, West Virginia, right next to the smallest post office in the lower 48 states. The 24 x 12 foot church has six pews and seats 12 worshippers. Lithuanian immigrant Peter Milkint completed Our Lady of the Pines in 1958.

Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church is the smallest church in the lower 48 states. It is located in Silver Lake, West Virginia, right next to the smallest post office in the lower 48 states. The 24 x 12 foot church has six pews and seats 12 worshippers. Lithuanian immigrant Peter Milkint completed Our Lady of the Pines in 1958.

Sunrise II at Dolly Sods

The Dolly Sods Wilderness — originally simply Dolly Sods — is a U.S. Wilderness Area in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, and is part of the Monongahela National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Dolly Sods is a rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas and lifeforms normally found much farther north in Canada. The distinctive landscape of “the Sods” is characterized by stunted (“flagged”) trees, wind-carved boulders, heath barrens, grassy meadows created in the last century by logging and fires, and sphagnum bogs that are much older. The name derives from an 18th-century German homesteading family — the Dahles — and a local term for an open mountaintop meadow — a “sods”.

Just before dawn, the almost sunrise lights the sky and illuminates the Allegheny Mountains.

Just before dawn, the almost sunrise lights the sky and illuminates the Allegheny Mountains.

Red Trillium (also known as Wake Robin)

Trillium erectum, also known as wake-robin, red trillium, purple trillium, Beth root, or stinking Benjamin is a species of flowering plant native to the east and north-east of North America.

Trillium erectum, also known as wake-robin, red trillium, purple trillium, Beth root, or stinking Benjamin is a species of flowering plant native to the east and north-east of North America.