Alexander Campbell's Home
This past week hubby and I took a short road trip to view Alexander Campbell's home. It is located in Bethany West Va.
Alexander was born Sept. 12, 1788 in Broughshane, County Antrim, Ireland.
He was a minister that was ordained in the U.S. and joined his father Thomas Alexander in establishing what is known as the Restoration Movement.
Through this movement three major groups were formed. They are called Churches of Christ, Christian Churches, and Disciples of Christ. In addition there are International Christian churches as well in Europe, Canada and Australia.
There are tours offered at certain times to go through the mansion but it was not open for viewing the day we visited. We were able though to enjoy the grounds and see his library.
This building was where Alexander spent his time studying and writing his sermons and books.
We also visited the family cemetery that was across the road.
Many colleagues, professors and students of Bethany College are buried there as well.
It was a lovely day and a great place to visit.
Hoping we will return in the near future and tour the mansion.
So happy you allowed me to share this historical landmark.
Have a great week.
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road...Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:6-7, 9 (NIV)