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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Goose Creek Chapel
 
Goose Creek Chapel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2007
1. Goose Creek Chapel Marker
 
Inscription. A short distance West is the site of the “Chapel Above Goose Creek”, built by the vestry of Truro Parish in 1736. Augustine Washington, father of George Washington, was a member of the vestry at the time. This was the first church on the soil of Loudoun County, erected as a chapel of ease for the benefit of early settlers.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-7.)
 
Location. 39° 8.486′ N, 77° 32.779′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) and Tutt Lane, on the right when traveling south on James Monroe Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morven Park (here, next to this marker); Mile Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jeniferís Cavalry (approx. one mile away); Battle of Ballís Bluff (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battlefield Historic Restoration Project (approx. 1.1 miles away); 8th Virginia Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Two Markers at Morven Park Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2007
2. Two Markers at Morven Park
 

 
Regarding Goose Creek Chapel. The exact location of the chapel is not well documented. Based on inferences, the site is on what is now the grounds of Morven Park.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,516 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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