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Near Boyce in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Chapel
 
Old Chapel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Old Chapel Marker
 
Inscription. Lord Fairfax worshipped here in the “Old Chapel” of colonial Frederick Parish, established 1738. This stone building dates from 1790 and witnessed the early ministry (1810–1885) of Bishop Meade. Governor Edmund Randolph and Col. Nathaniel Burwell lie in this burying ground with relatives, and neighbors.
 
Erected 1976 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number T 2.)
 
Location. 39° 6.453′ N, 78° 0.844′ W. Marker is near Boyce, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Bishop Meade Road (Virginia Route 255) and Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340), on the left when traveling north on Bishop Meade Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boyce VA 22620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Briars (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fight at Gold’s Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Carter Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Town of Boyce (approx. 2.7 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 2.7 miles away); Berryville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Millwood (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boyce.
 
More about this marker.
 
The Old Chapel Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. The Old Chapel
 
This marker replaces a previous T 2 with the same title, with the text, This place was called “Old Chapel” in 1773. The present building was erected in 1796. Bishop Meade was minister here. Edmund Randolph, Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, was buried here.
 
Memorial Stone for Nathaniel Burwell Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
3. Memorial Stone for Nathaniel Burwell
In memory of Col. Nathaniel Burwell of Carter Hall, Clarke County, Virginia, who gave this site 1788 for the "Old Chapel" and adjoining burying ground. Born at "Carter's Grove" near Williamsburg, VA, April 15, 1750. Died at Carter Hall, March 29, 1814.
 
 
Cemetery Behind the Capel Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
4. Cemetery Behind the Capel
 
 
Confederate Memorial in the Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
5. Confederate Memorial in the Cemetery
 
 
View of cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Ben Lane, May 22, 2008
6. View of cemetery
 
 
Gravesite of Governor Edmund Randolph Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, August 13, 2009
7. Gravesite of Governor Edmund Randolph
The original gravestone mounted and encased in the 1929 gravestone
 
 
Gravesite of Col. Nathaniel Burwell Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, August 13, 2009
8. Gravesite of Col. Nathaniel Burwell
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Ben Lane of Pace, Florida.   7, 8. submitted on August 13, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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