The oldest Presbyterian church west of the Mississippi River is in Caledonia, Missouri, one block away from the main street that I wrote about yesterday.
Founded in 1816, the church isn’t currently open to the public, but it’s in remarkably good condition on the outside.
There is no parking lot, just a big patch of grass. But watch out for the tough little guard dog who lives next door. She’s got a big bark, but his girl loves to have her belly scratched…
I’ve heard rumor that this church is being renovated for use as a visitor center/historic center. I have a meeting in July with the Washington County Tourism Committee, so I’m hoping to gather more information then.
If you live in this area and are looking for a nice afternoon drive, I’d suggest Caledonia. It’s a neat little town.