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.

The  marker at the right was posted in the window of his study which spoke of fifty-nine volumes he wrote.






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.

Hugs

Debbie

"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)  

Comments

  1. A lovely verse. Thanks for the photos. I had not heard of him before, though I should have!

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  2. Always fun to accompany you on a trip and learn something new.

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  3. It sounds like a nice drive, Debbie. There are so many interesting things we
    can see when we take a road trip. I really like the verse you shared today.
    It's so true, we have to write these very special words down and engrave them
    on our doors and gates, and especially in our hearts.

    Have a pleasant September week.

    ~Sheri

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  4. Interesting place to visit. His study/office house has a lot of charm.

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  5. What an interesting looking place to live and study. The little cemetery looks so pretty.

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  6. I had not heard of him before although I think I did know that those three denominations split from each other. Do you belong to one of them. The Church of Christ branch that does not use instruments is prevalent in my town.

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  7. As you know I love visiting the homes of significant-to-me people. Glad you got to take a little trip and enjoy the grounds, even if you didn't get to go inside yet. Looks like a lovely area.

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  8. Sounds like a relaxing, peaceful place to visit. I hope you get to go back and take the tour. Have a great week!

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  9. Very interesting place Debbie, it is always very instructive and enriching those visits.
    Happy weekend.
    Best regards.

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  10. I love to read about it. Thanks. And what a nice photos. I once have read about him.

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  11. What a wonderful little trip, Debbie!

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