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Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“The Old Church”
Erected on this spot in 1753
 
“The Old Church” Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
1. “The Old Church” Marker
 
Inscription. Established originally on the Pamunkey River prior to 1684

Subsequently moved to the village of “Old Church” and rebuilt in 1718

The Rev. Patrick Henry officiated 1737-1777
 
Erected 1932 by Hanover Branch, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Location. 37° 38.675′ N, 77° 13.263′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Church Road and McClellan Road, on the left when traveling south on Old Church Road. Click for map. The marker is adjacent to the historic Old Church Tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart's Ride (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edmund Ruffin's Grave (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Stuartís Ride (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cavalry Action At Linney's (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart's Ride (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cornwallis's Route (approx. 3.1 miles away); Henry's Call to Arms (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cavalry Action at Cold Harbor (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Regarding “The Old Church”.
 
“The Old Church” Marker at Old Church Hotel Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
2. “The Old Church” Marker at Old Church Hotel
 
Immanuel Episcopal Church was established in Hanovertown on the Pamunkey River in 1684. When the parish was divided, a new church was built near this crossroads in 1718. It became known as "Old Church". By 1853 the wooden structure had fallen into disrepair. A new brick church was built several hundred yards south of this marker and serves the parish till this day.
 
Also see . . .
1. Immanuel Episcopal Church history. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Traveler. Lee vs. Grant: The 1864 Overland Campaign Tour (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Immanuel Episcopal Church built in 1853. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. Immanuel Episcopal Church built in 1853.
 
 
Old Church Hotel (private residence) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
4. Old Church Hotel (private residence)
 
 
Cold Harbor, Va, vicinity. Cavalry horses outside the Old Church Hotel. <i>Library of Congress</i> Photo, Click for full size
By Timothy O'Sullivan, June 4, 1864
5. Cold Harbor, Va, vicinity. Cavalry horses outside the Old Church Hotel. Library of Congress
Headquarters of General Sheridan's Cavalry Corps.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,179 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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