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Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pohick Church
 
Pohick Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
1. Pohick Church Marker
 
Inscription. This building was begun in 1769 and completed by 1774, succeeding an earlier church two miles to the south. It was the Lower Church of Truro Parish, established in 1732, the parish of Mount Vernon and Gunston Hall. George William Fairfax, George Washington, and George Mason, vestrymen, were members of the building committee under which the church was constructed.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number E 72.)
 
Location. 38° 42.545′ N, 77° 11.591′ W. Marker is in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and Telegraph Road and Old Colchester Road (County Route 611), on the left when traveling south on Richmond Highway. Click for map. County Route 611 changes name at this intersection from Telegraph Road to Old Colchester Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Telegraph Line (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Pohick Church (here, next to this marker); The Herris Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Wagener (within shouting distance of this marker); Noman Monroe Cole, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lorton Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joseph W. Jordan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Air Historic Site (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lorton.
 
Old Telegraph Line and Pohick Church Markers Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
2. Old Telegraph Line and Pohick Church Markers
Taken from across the intersection, this photograph also shows the markers in front of an outbuilding of the church. Pohick Church itself is hidden behind the trees on the right.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. History of Pohick Church. From the church's website. (Submitted on March 25, 2006.) 

2. The History of Truro Parish in Virginia. By Rev. Philip Slaughter, D.D. Edited with notes and addenda by Rev. Edward L. Goodwin Historiographer of the Diocese of Virginia Published by George W. Jacobs & Company, Publishers, Philadelphia, 1907. (Submitted on March 25, 2006.) 
 
Pohick Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
3. Pohick Church
 
 
Building Behind Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
4. Building Behind Church
This is the same building shown in photograph No. 2
 
 
The Churchyard Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
5. The Churchyard
 
 
The Churchyard Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
6. The Churchyard
 
 
Pohick Church, Fairfax Co., Va. , 6 Miles from Mt. Vernon Photo, Click for full size
J.J. Prats Postcard Collection, circa 1900
7. Pohick Church, Fairfax Co., Va. , 6 Miles from Mt. Vernon
Caption continues, “Built 1773 from plans drawn by Geníl Washington, who was a vestryman for 20 years.” This unused “Private Mailing Card” was printed between 1898 and 1901 by “Left Bros., Publishers, Wash. D. C.”
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,099 times since then. Last updated on November 22, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   7. submitted on October 25, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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