Churches of Grayson County and Galax City, Virginia

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Churches of Grayson County and Galax City, Virginia

This list is an effort to identify all the churches that have existed over time in Grayson County and Galax City, Virginia.

This list identifies 212 active and historical churches in Grayson County in 20 broad categories (denominations). Of these 88 are Baptist of one branch or another, and an additional 59 Methodist Churches, or 69 percent of the total known. In the trivia department, if every man woman and child in Grayson County and Galax City were church members, this would average 108 people per church. Of course that is not the case, and many of these congregations are very small.

Churches of Grayson County and Galax City, Virginia
Affiliation Name Formed Status or
Deactivation Date
Association Coordinates
Assembly of God Galax First Assembly of God ? Active
36.675609 -80.912999
Baptist Baptist Union
aka Comer's Rock Baptist
1842 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.742454 -81.214936
Baptist Barton's Crossroads Primitive Baptist 1896 1986 Historically Mountain District PB Assn. 36.657852 -81.35212
Baptist Beech Grove 1933 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.626274 -81.016465
Baptist Big Springs Regular Baptist ante 1935 Active Little River Regular Baptist Assn. 36.571041 -80.935204
Baptist Bridle Creek Baptist ca. 1870 1946 New Covenant Baptist Assn.
Baptist Brush Creek Baptist 1885 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.59151 -81.156365
Baptist Brush Creek Primitive Baptist 1885 ca. 1940 Mountain District PB Assn.
Baptist Burton's Chapel Baptist ? ? ? 36.725563 -81.368528
Baptist Calloway's Chapel Baptist 1896 Extinct Ashe Baptist Assn.
Baptist Chestnut Hill Baptist 1941 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.651199 -81.132187
Baptist Comers Creek Baptist 1898 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.710357 -81.481316
Baptist Corinth Baptist 1885 Active Historically - New River Baptist Assn. 36.611301 -81.447732
Baptist Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist 1845 Extinct Mountain District PB Assn.
Baptist Crossroad Primitive Baptist
aka Baywood Primitive Baptist
aka Hampton Cross Roads Primitive Baptist
1845 Active Mountain District PB Assn. 36.6088 -81.061
Baptist Elon Baptist 1954 ? New River Baptist Assn. 36.72861 -80.99833
Baptist Fairview Baptist

 

Active ? 36.569534 - 80.899178
Baptist Faith Brush Creek ? Active ? 36.781116 -81.036156
Baptist Fellowship Baptist 1961 Active ?
Baptist Fellowship Baptist fl. 1872 Extinct New River Baptist Assn. 36.73088 -81.1689
Baptist Fellowship Baptist Church ? Extinct ? 36.704398 -81.219262
Baptist Flat Ridge Baptist 1894 1910 New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Fox Creek Primitive Baptist 1783 1949 Mountain District PB Assn.
Baptist Fox Creek Regular Baptist
aka Ford of Fox Regular Baptist

 

Active Mountain Union Baptist Assn.
Baptist Friendship Baptist 1852 Extinct Jefferson Baptist Assn.
Baptist Friendship Baptist 1892 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.70129 -81.409966
Baptist Fries Baptist 1902 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.71511 -81.624527
Baptist Fries First Baptist 1903 Active New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Galax First Baptist 1905 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.685474 -80.888386
Baptist Galax Primitive Baptist ca. 1908 Active Mountain District PB Assn.
Baptist Galena Baptist fl. 1872 Extinct ? New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Glenwood Baptist 1915 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.720344 -81.347527
Baptist Gold Hill Baptist 1898 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.603656 -81.347527
Baptist Grace Baptist 1950 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.731098 -80.982002
Baptist Grace Freewill Baptist ca. 1999 Active ?
Baptist Grassy Creek Primitive Baptist ante 1840 1916 Senter District PB Assn.
Baptist Grassy Creek Regular Baptist 1868 ca. 1915 Mountain Union Regular Baptist Assn.
Baptist Grubb's Chapel Baptist 1862 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.731098 -81.2999904
Baptist Haw Orchard Baptist 1888 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.60815 -81.493912
Baptist Hebron Baptist ? 1904? New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Helton Valley Baptist 1931 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.601097 -81.543671
Baptist Hillcrest Baptist (Independence) 1948 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.623069 -81.145325
Baptist Hillcrest Baptist (Galax) ? ? ? 36.629247 - 80920749
Baptist Independence Baptist ante 1872 ante 1890 New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Independence First Baptist 1892 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.6264 -81.1442
Baptist Iron Mountain Primitive Baptist ? 1935 St. Clair's Bottom District PB Assn.
Baptist Jordan Primitive Baptist fl. 1872 Extinct Mountain District PB Assn.
Baptist Knob Fork Primitive Baptist fl. 1872 Extinct Mountain District PB Assn.
Baptist Landmark Baptist

 

Active ? 36.662972 - 80.925005
Baptist Laurel Creek Baptist

 

fl. 1926 ?
Baptist Laurel Hill Baptist ? Active Historically Ashe Baptist Association 36.599746 -81.477364
Baptist Liberty Hill Baptist fl. 1897 (1947) Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.669254 -81.406403
Baptist Liberty Hill Baptist ca. 1921 ca. 1922 New Covenant Baptist Assn.
Baptist Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist 1785 1925 Mountain District PB Assn. 36.602931 -80.925662
Baptist Meadow Creek Regular Baptist 1946 Active ? 36.602931 -80.925662
Baptist Midway Baptist ? Active ? 36.678 -80.9388
Baptist Mount Olivet Regular Baptist Church 1935 Active Little River Regular Baptist Assn. 36.643428 -81.026513
Baptist Mountain View Baptist ? 1898 New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Mountain View Baptist 1932 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.592048 -81.192811
Baptist Mouth of Wilson Separate Baptist

 

Active Christian Unity Separate Baptist Assn.
Baptist Mt. Carmel Baptist ? 1899 New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist 1935 ? None - Historically Little River Regular Baptist Assn.
Baptist Mt. Zion Baptist 1902 Active New Covenant Baptist Assn.
Baptist Old Fellowship Baptist 1871 Active ?
Baptist Oldtown Baptist 1930 Active New Covenant Baptist Assn. 36.65522 -80959557
Baptist Peach Bottom Primitive Baptist 1876 Active Mountain District PB Assn. 36.636112 -81.15696
Baptist Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist

 

Active New River District PB Assn. 36.666168 -81.093224
Baptist Pine Branch Baptist ? fl. 1907 New River Baptist Assn. 36.637466 -81.329873
Baptist Pleasant Branch Baptist ? Active ? 36.584312 -81.437867
Baptist Pleasant Grove Baptist 1884 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.60865 -81.098443
Baptist Razor Ridge Baptist ? Active ? 36.689949 -81.388352
Baptist Redmond Creek Baptist 1913 Active New Covenant Baptist Assn. 36.6442445 -81.005723
Baptist River Hill Baptist 1868 Active New Covenant Baptist Assn 36.643112 -81026223.
Baptist Rock Creek Primitive Baptist Ante 1865 Active Mountain District PB Assn. 36.630668 - 81.106179
Baptist Rock Springs Primitive Baptist 1885 ca. 1920 Senter District PB Assn.
Baptist Rockbridge Baptist 1900 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.6770883 -81.364068
Baptist Rural Glen Baptist 1886 ? New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Saddle Creek Primitive Baptist 1842 Active Mountain District PB Assn. 36.622898 -81.224587
Baptist Snow Hill Baptist 1883 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.585571 -80.888825
Baptist Tolliver's Chapel Baptist 1913 Active New Covenant Baptist Assn. 36.578128 -81.017586
Baptist Troutdale Baptist 1912 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.702732 -81441361
Baptist Troutdale Primitive Baptist 1889 1999 Historically St. Clair's Bottom PB Assn. 36.702291 -81.436829
Baptist Upper Helton Separate Baptist

 

Active Christian Unity Separate Baptist Assn. 36.620796 -81.564637
Baptist Valley View Baptist 1892 ? New River Baptist Assn.
Baptist Volney Baptist 1932 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.624347 -81.380845
Baptist White Top Baptist 1848 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.617462 -81.606278
Baptist Wilson Primitive Baptist Ante 1870 1916 Senter District PB Assn.
Baptist Wolf Knob Separate Baptist 1937 Active Christian Unity Separate Baptist Assn. 36.589504 -81.4926
Baptist Young's Chapel Baptist 1845 Active New River Baptist Assn. 36.597778 -81.338257
Christian Church Community Christian of Flat Ridge 1972 Active

Christian Church First Christian Church of Galax 1907 Active
36.664848 -80928124
Christian Church Living Waters Christian Church ? Active
36.66611 -80.91942
Christian Church River Hill Christian Church ? Active?
36.643112 -81.085091
Church of Christ Fairlawn Church of Christ

 

Active

Church of Christ Fries Church of God ? Active
36.710811 -80.969147
Church of Christ Mount Pisgah Church of Christ ? Active
36.67068 -80.939522
Church of Christ Southside Church of Christ 19__ Active

Church of God Independence Church of God 1976 Active
36.619087 -81.146416
Church of God Cliffview Church of God

 

Active

Church of God Gladeville Church of God
Active
36.688461 -80.888123
Church of God Living Waters Church of God

 

Active

Church of God of Prophecy Fries Church of God of Prophecy 19__ Active
36.7233 -80.9881
Church of God of Prophecy Church of God of Prophecy on Buck Mountain _____ Active

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Galax Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 19__ Active
36.687148 -80.88567
Church of the Brethern Glenwood Church of the Brethern 1870 Active

Church of the Brethern Volney Church of the Brethern

 

fl. 1926

Full Gospel Church of the Good Shepherd 19__ Active
36.662071 -80.928124
Jehovah's Witnesses Galax Jehovah's Witnesses 19__ Active

Lutheran Chapel of the Good Shepherd Lutheran - Mission
Galax
Lutheran Ivy Grove Lutheran
aka Haw Orchard Lutheran Church
- Extinct
36.699207 -81.503266
Lutheran Messiah Lutheran
aka Faith Lutheran Church
1931 Active
36.597061 -81.533722
Lutheran St. John's Lutheran (Elk Creek) 1779 1830 ?
Lutheran Saint John's Lutheran (Grassy Creek)
aka Meadowview Lutheran Church
? Extinct

Methodist Asbury Methodist ____ Active Galax Circuit
Methodist Atkins Memorial Methodist ? ? Spring Valley Circuit 36.717254 -81.030274
Methodist Bald Rock Methodist 1874
Grant-Flat Ridge Circuit 36.699977 -81.3126
Methodist Bethany Methodist 1902
Bridle Creek Circuit 36.571628 -81.170105
Methodist Bethel Methodist 1847 Active Elk Creek Circuit 36.69107 -81.131196
Methodist Beulah Methodist ? ? ? 36.698734 -80.978844
Methodist Bishop's Chapel Methodist

 

Active

Methodist Bridle Creek Methodist ante 1820
Bridle Creek Circuit 36.619507 -81243546
Methodist Brush Creek Methodist 1896 1940 ?
Methodist Burton's Chapel Methodist ca. 1887 fl. 1926 ?
Methodist Central Methodist ca. 1906 Extinct Grant-Flat Ridge Circuit 36.684413 -81.314736
Methodist Chapel Hill Methodist

 

ca. 1906

Methodist Cold Spring ? Fl. 1976 Fries Circuit 36.781082 -81.041886
Methodist Comer's Rock Methodist 1898 Inactive

Methodist Cox's Chapel Methodist 1832 Active Piney Creek Circuit/Western NC Conference 36.578624 -81.228737
Methodist Cross Roads Methodist 1873 Active ? 36.729579 -81.172539
Methodist Door of Heaven Methodist ? Active Galax -
Methodist Ebenezer Methodist 1846 Active Spring Valley Circuit 36.740512 -81.071114
Methodist Fairview Methodist ? fl. 1976 Fries Circuit
Methodist Flat Rock Methodist 1889 Active Bridle Creek Circuit 36.64178 -81.109887
Methodist Forest Methodist 1882 Active Elk Creek Circuit 36.743747 -81.159298
Methodist Fries Methodist 1902 Active Station Church 36.714965 -80.972886
Methodist Galax First Methodist 1907 Active Station Church
Methodist Grant Methodist 1873 Active Grant-Flat Ridge Circuit 36.66127 -81.400963
Methodist Grassy Creek Methodist Ante 1890 Active Piney Creek Circuit
Methodist Hale's Meeting Methodist ca. 1792 1838 ?
Methodist Hine's Branch Methodist ? ? ? 36.71059 -81.115891
Methodist Honey Grove Methodist ca. 1900 fl. 1976 Grant - Flat Ridge Circuit 36.699207 -81.337533
Methodist Independence First Methodist ca. 1831 Active Station Church 36.622337 -81.81.154862
Methodist Jerusalem Methodist 1836 Active Spring Valley Circuit 36..745834 -81.112786
Methodist Lebanon Methodist 1838 Active Elk Creek Circuit 36.721347 -81.174462
Methodist Leonard Memorial ____ Active Galax Circuit
Methodist Liberty Hill Methodist 1811 Active Fries Circuit 36.742259 -81.024956
Methodist Little Wilson Methodist 1883 Active Grant-Flat Ridge Circuit 36.634433 -81.407578
Methodist Livesay Hall Methodist

 

ca. 1906

Methodist Longview Methodist 1886 Active Galax Circuit 36.63224 -81.024956
Methodist Mill Creek Methodist

 

Active Grant-Flat Ridge Circuit 36.617176 -81.463723
Methodist Mount Carmel Methodist 1873 ? ?
Methodist Mount Hope Methodist ? fl. 1976 Fries Circuit
Methodist Mount Olivet Methodist

 

Active Fries Circuit
Methodist Mount Vale Methodist

 

Active ? 36.610809 -81.933999
Methodist Mount Zion Methodist 1831 Active Elk Creek Circuit 36.73384 -81.239197
Methodist New Hope Methodist 1899 1990 Grant - Flat Ridge Circuit 36.658321 -81.351105
Methodist Oak Grove Methodist 1870 Active Bridle Creek Circuit 36.623867 -81.23919
Methodist Peach Bottom Methodist 1893 Extinct ? 36.590214 -81.064064
Methodist Pleasant Grove Methodist 1888 1910 ? ?
Methodist Pleasant Hill Methodist 1890 Active Spring Valley Circuit 36.698627 -81.070473
Methodist Potato Creek Methodist 1865 Active Piney Creek Circuit/Western NC Conference 36.584445 -81279412
Methodist Providence Methodist

 

Active Spring Valley Circuit 36.698627 -81.014939
Methodist Razor Ridge Methodist ca. 1911 fl. 1926 ? ?
Methodist Salem Methodist 1894 Active Elk Creek Circuit 36.683177 -81.192872
Methodist Springfield Missionary Methodist ? Active ? 36.683948 -81.10772
Methodist Steven's Creek Methodist - Active Fries Circuit 36.72943 -80.99752
Methodist Stone's Chapel Methodist 1888 Active ? 36.703273 -81215233
Methodist Sulphur Springs Methodist 1875 1955 Grant Circuit Mouth of Wilson
Methodist Summerfield Methodist 1812 Active Spring Valley Circuit. 36.696468 -81.104455
Methodist Trinity Methodist 1908 Extinct Bridle Creek Circuit ?
Methodist Troutdale Methodist 1907 ca. 1990 Grant-Flat Rock Circuit 36.701496 -81.441727
Methodist West Galax Methodist

 

Active Station Church 36.653461 -80.940903
Non-Denominational Kiononia Ministries 19__ Active

Non-Denominational Blue Ridge Chapel Church 19__ Active

Non-Denominational Camp Zion Church

 

Active
36.626239 -80.923134
Pentecostal/Holiness Mount Olivet Holiness Church 19__ active

Pentecostal/Holiness Mount Zion Holiness Church 19__ Active
36.666891 -80.91424
Pentecostal/Holiness Pine Mountain Pentecostal Holiness Church ? Active
36.672191 -81.104355
Pentecostal/Holiness Fries Pentecostal Church 19__ Active

Presbyterian Galax Presbyterian Church 1871 Active
36.66259 -80.967026
Presbyterian White Top Presbyterian Church 1996 Active
36.600746 -81624527
Seventh Day Adventist Galax Seventh-Day Adventist 1931 Active
36.672908 -81.192872
Society of Friends Reavistown Friends Meeting fl. 1950 Extinct

Society of Friends Quaker Church ? Extinct
36.696231 -81.085091
(Providence District)
Union Churches Fox Union 1909 1998
36.609199 -81.294709
Unknown Affiliation Bethel Church (Historical) ? Extinct
36.595127 -81.131196
Unknown Affiliation Blue Ridge Chapel Church

 

Active

Unknown Affiliation Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship

 

Active

Unknown Affiliation Calvary Church ? ?
36.664299 -80.903687
Unknown Affiliation Center View Church ? ?
36.68745 -81.007645
Unknown Affiliation Chestnut Ridge Church ? ?
36.693435 -81.367699
Unknown Affiliation Faith Temple ? Active?
36.671241 -80.913125
Unknown Affiliation The Friendly Church - Extinct
36.600746 -81.624527
Unknown Affiliation Fries Tabernacle ? ?
36.729293 -80.981469
Unknown Affiliation Galax Community Service Center

 

Active

Unknown Affiliation Galax Hispanic Christian Center

 

Active

Unknown Affiliation Independence Gospel Temple

 

Active

Unknown Affiliation Maple Shade Church ? Extinct
36.631783 -81.132866
Unknown Affiliation Mount Ararat Church ? Active
36.6370069 -80.917023
Unknown Affiliation Mount Carmel Church ? Active
36.698711 -81.058716
Unknown Affiliation Mount View Church ? Active?
36.68053 -80.941308
Unknown Affiliation Mount Zion Church ? Active?
36..619281 -81.164048
Unknown Affiliation Mountain Harvest Church

 

Active

Unknown Affiliation New Life Worship Center

 

Active

Unknown Affiliation Prayer and Faith Deliverance Church ? Active

Unknown Affiliation Taylor Chapel; ? Extinct
36.713459 -81.017586
Unknown Affiliation Union Church ? Active?
36.651584 -81.951249
Unknown Affiliation Untitled Church [05] ? ?
36.614723 -81.541153
(Middle Fork of Helton Baptist Church??)
Unknown Affiliation Untitled Church [08] ? ?
36.699775 -81.482605
(Fairwood Road)
Unknown Affiliation Untitled Church [12] ? ?
36.649452 -81.163666
(Grubb's Chapel Methodist??)
Unknown Affiliation Untitled Church [22] ? ?
36.617095 -81.163666
(Town of Independence)
Wesleyan Galax Wesleyan 1959 Active
36.624677 -80.989284