The Philip Moore, Jr. Stone House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and is one of the few primitive homes remaining intact in Southern Ohio. Philip Moore, Jr. was a Revolutionary War veteran who was born in Allentown, PA in 1761. He started building the stone house in 1797 and lived there with his wife, Jemima, and their four children, Levi, Philip, John and Elinor.

The Philip Moore, Jr. Stone House is also known as "The Cradle of Methodism." Many frontier "circuit riders," (itinerant Methodist ministers) would meet in this house to formulate plans for the future. This house has been completely restored and preserved.

The Philip Moore, Jr. Stone House was built with weathered sandstone rock found in the region. Moore started building the house in 1797, and people still marvel at its exquisite design and durability. There are two large fire places on each side of the massive living room used to heat the all stone house. The back of the house holds some of the original tools used in construction. Also, there is the grave stone of Philip Moore and another stone with Daniel Boone’s autograph. The Methodist Church in Ohio began here at the Philip Moore, Jr. Stone House.

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