Update: As of August 2017, the church was still standing, based off of photos I found on-line. It looks like the church was active from 1900-1996. I also have updated the name of the church in February of 2020. The town of Mt. Sterling was officially disincorporated after 105 years of existence on April 11, 2012, less than a year before I photographed the church.
What is the story behind this church, in the tiny of hamlet of Mt. Sterling, just a few miles north of the Missouri border?
Where did the people go?† Did they move away?† Stop going to the church?† All I know is that the beautiful church is slowly slipping away into oblivion.† I’ve seen countless buildings such as this Gothic Revival church in my travels on the backroads around the United States, and I always am left wondering about its past, and what its future will be.