Five Mile Chapel

The property for this church was donated by Jacob Markley, an early settler in Anderson Township, Ohio in 1844.

The Five Mile Chapel Society would like to express our sincere thanks to the Wynne Family for taking on a project to clean and repair a number of grave markers in our cemetery. We also want to compliment Maggard Memorials on the fine job they did on the Wynne family project and a second project to reset one of our largest markers on the Markley family plot. A tree had fallen on this treasured marker and Maggard Memorials was able to reset and repair the damage. Thank you to all.

Welcome to the Historic Five Mile Chapel!

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.


  • Single Membership - $15.00
  • Family Membership - $25.00
  • Continuing Membership - $50.00
  • Sustaining Membership - $100

CLICK HERE to download and print out our Membership Form.

  • CLICK HERE to visit our Photo Gallery of images of the Historic Five Mile Chapel, located in Anderson Township, Ohio.
  • The Historic Five Mile Chapel hosts about 12 weddings each year. If you are interested in learning more about how you can book this beautiful Chapel for your wedding, CLICK HERE.
  • For those that are interested in genealogy, there are 125 interments at the Five Mile Chapel Cemetery, also known as the Markley Cemetery and United Bretheran in Christ Cemetery. You can view the names of those interred by CLICKING HERE.