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Lively in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

St. Mary’s White Chapel

St. Mary’s White Chapel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. St. Mary’s White Chapel Marker
Inscription. Three miles southwest, a church was built there in 1669, and the tablets are of that date. The present church was built in 1741 and was later remodeled. St. Mary’s White Chapel Parish was united with Christ Church Parish in 1752. The tombs of the Balls, ancestors and relatives of George Washington, are there.
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number J-82.)
Location. 37° 46.75′ N, 76° 30.867′ W. Marker is in Lively, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Mary Ball Road (Virginia Route 3) just west of White Chapel Road (Virginia Route 201), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster VA 22503, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Washington’s Mother (approx. one mile away); St. Mary’s Whitechapel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Queenstown (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bewdley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barford (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lancaster County / Richmond County (approx. 4.9 miles away); White Marsh Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cyrus Griffin’s Birthplace (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Regarding St. Mary’s White Chapel.
St. Mary’s White Chapel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. St. Mary’s White Chapel Marker
Turn right at the next intersection (Route 201) to reach St. Mary Whitechapel Church and Cemetery.

St. Mary's White Chapel parish was owned by Major Edward Dale, 1693 and was willed to his two grandsons, Joseph and Peter Carter.(William and Mary's Quarterly, Vol. 17, January 1909, pages 196-202).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then. Last updated on , by Gwynn Nell Swanson of Blanchard, Oklahoma. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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