Black’s Chapel was built and dedicated on August 17, 1930, and named for the Ruling Elder at the time, Mr. A.M. Black. Located three miles east of Tazewell just off Route 19 / 460 at Dry Town, it was an outgrowth of summer Bible Schools held in private homes by Miss Ella S. Bowen, Pastor’s Assistant from 1923 – 1948.
Unlike seven other chapels which Tazewell Presbyterian Church was instrumental in establishing, five of which were united into the Presbyterian Parish of Southwest Virginia in 1994, Black’s Chapel continues to be a part of the Tazewell Presbyterian Church served by the same minister, represented by the same governing board, sharing some of the same activities and special events, and with the same mission. Facilities at the Chapel:
- Warm and inviting sanctuary with a seating capacity for 72 guests
- Live piano accompaniment
- Complete kitchen facility with Fellowship Hall
- Sunday School rooms for both Adult and Children’s classes
- Men’s and Women’s Bathrooms
- Single Level Building with front door wheelchair ramp access
- Large parking area with Handicapped Parking
Directions to the Chapel:
- If heading East on Route 460 take Tazewell exit #4 turning left at the stop sign and crossing the bridge. Take a right at the stop sign and the church is on your left.
- If heading West on Route 460 take Tazewell exit #4 and you will be looking at the church from the stop sign at the end of the deceleration lane.
- Coming from Tazewell or the Gratton area you can drive out Market street through the CVS / Food Lion area until you cross the bridge over Route 460. Take a right at the stop sign and the church is on your left.