Tomahawk Chapel

Tomahawk Chapel was built in 1837as a Methodist chapel serving the small community in the Granite Springs/Baldwin Place.  In Thomas Scharf’s History  of Westchester County, a reference by Hachaliah Bailey to the tiny chapel was quoted as such  “Thomas Miller has built a chapel not much bigger than a tiger's cage.” Tomahawk chapel was typical of the many small chapels in the region where itinerant preachers traveling a circuit visited the local congregations. Located on Rt. 118, Tomahawk Street, north of entrance to Koegel Park, the chapel and the adjacent small burial ground were deeded to the Town in 1985. The chapel is undergoing restoration and is not accessible to the public, but the grounds and small burial ground can be visited.  On November 25, 2011, the Tomahawk Chapel - West Somers Methodist-Episcopal Church and Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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