Five Mile Chapel
The property for this church was donated by Jacob Markley, an early settler in Anderson Township, Ohio in 1844.
We invite you to come visit our Chapel any time. We offer solitude, a piece of history, a nice stroll or whatever you need to lift your spirits.
We have a few annual events such as a Volunteer Day, an Ice Cream Social, two Memorial Day dedications and a Christmas gathering. The Ice Cream Social highlights local groups such as quilting groups, woodcarvers, local artists, etc. The particular group changes each year.
For those that would like to participate and see the Chapel flourish, come to our annual business meeting and get involved! Volunteers are always welcome! We draw from a few local Scout Troops for service hours and we schedule at least two workdays each summer to maintain the Chapel and the surrounding grounds.
We offer the grounds for non-denominational events any time. The Chapel is air-conditioned and heated, plus we have off-street parking. We have a functioning organ for those that would like to use it for that particular event. The Chapel is a simple structure and thus we offer simple accomodations. We can only provide an open house that is so authentic that it was dedicated to the honorable Lou Lefke for his years of tireless effort.
The Historic Five Mile Chapel typically hosts about 12 weddings each year. The Chapel seats 60 people comfortably, is air conditioned in the Summer and heated in the Winter.
The Five Mile United Brethren in Christ Church, the original name, was erected in 1844 and remained in continuous use until 1963. It was later called the Five Mile Evangelical United Brethren Church.