One of the most photographed locations in Elko County, experiencing northeastern Nevada’s rugged beauty is incomplete without a visit to the Little Church of the Crossroads. Situated in quiet Lamoille, this small, Western community packs big charm with this historic church and a spectacular view of the surrounding Ruby Mountains as its backdrop.
Though the Little Church of the Crossroads was completed in 1905, Reverend Charles D. Roberts and his parishioners had been meeting at the foot of the Rubies since 1872 upon expanding his circuit between Elko, Carlin and Palisades to include the small community of Lamoille. By 1890, the growing town of Lamoille decided a proper organized church was needed, and plans to begin building a church began to take shape. By August of 1905, hundreds of people came to Lamoille to be part of the laying of the final CornerstoneWork, which can still be seen on the church’s northwestern corner to this day.
While the Little Church of the Crossroads has offered varying services throughout the years, it’s always maintained a congregation of some size and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005. Today, a handful of great community events are held at the Lamoille Church building grounds, and its quaint small-town charm beckons photographers from all corners of the Silver State to capture its seasonless beauty. Visitors and locals alike are always welcome to stop by for a visit, take photos of its photogenic grounds, attend local events, or even plan your destination wedding.
Visitors and locals alike are always welcome to stop by for a visit, take photos of its photogenic grounds, or attend local events. For more specific info on weekly services, get in touch with the Church directly at (775) 753-5749.
For more information on hosting special events at the Lamoille Church, get in touch with the Little Church of the Crossroads directly at (775) 753-6749.