Claquato Church, Chehalis

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Claquato Church is a historic Methodist church building located off of Washington State Route 6 in Claquato, Washington. It is the oldest standing church building in the state of Washington.
It was built in 1857 with a louvered belfry and crown steeple modeled after mid-nineteenth century New England meeting houses. The pulpit and pews were hand crafted. When the county seat moved from Claquato to Chehalis in the 1870s, the church lost its congregants and stood vacant until the 1950s, when it was restored. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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  • I'm told this is the oldest standing church in Washington state - we happened upon it while looking for the adjoining cemetery and had to stop to read plaques and take a few photos. What a...  more »
  • I grew up a stones throw from here and this historical building has always been a part of the surrounding community. Claquato, means “high prairie” in the Chehalis Indian language and It is worth...  more »
  • Great old building with all kinds of history! Beautiful place too!
  • Very historical cool at night and day

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