Warren County Iowa Genealogical Society




    Sandyville Methodist Church

    Sandyville Methodist Church, Union Township, purchased the building from the Adventists in 1873, and used for Orilla church years later, torn down in 1976.


    Sandyville Methodist Church (copied at the Warren County Historical Society Library from a binder entitled “Churches of the Past 1849-1978”)

    The first society of Methodists organized in Sandyville was in 1867, consisting of seven members. In 1873 they purchased a small church building owned by the Seventh Day Adventists. [The Seventh Day Adventists had built the church in 1855 at a cost of $1,500.00] The Methodists worshiped in this building until 1898, when the old building was razed and the present structure was erected, at a cost of $1,200.00. A Sunday school and Epworth League are maintained, R. G. VANATTA is the present pastor.

    This church has been inactive for many years, the building still stands. Several attempts have been made to revive it, but to no avail. It was torn down in 1976.