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Earlysville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Buck Mountain Church
 
First Buck Mountain Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
1. First Buck Mountain Church Marker
 
Inscription. This tablet placed here by the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia in the year 1930, commemorates the founding of the First Buck Mountain Church established under the authority of The Church of England and builded one mile west of here A.D. 1747.
 
Erected 1930 by The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 9.258′ N, 78° 28.867′ W. Marker is in Earlysville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Earlysville Road (County Route 743) south of Advance Mills Road (County Route 663), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Earlysville VA 22936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Earlysville Union Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Advance Mills (approx. 3 miles away); Rio Mills (approx. 3.7 miles away); Monacan Indian Village (approx. 3.7 miles away); Proffit Historic District (approx. 4.6 miles away); Skirmish at Rio Hill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rio Hill (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The History of Buck Mountain Church. “Buck Mountain Church building was completed in 1747 and was a frontier church as it was at the edge of our western expansion. The building was located a mile or two west of the present location on the farm of John Mills. It was just off Buck Mountain Road, a route which has held pretty much to its original layout since colonial times. The building was very simple in architectural style and the outside clapboards were also the inside wall.
 
First Buck Mountain Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
2. First Buck Mountain Church Marker
The brass tablet on the stone marker faces the road at the edge of the current church’s graveyard.
 
. . . Architecturally the buildings were similar with useable materials being salvaged from the former site and recycled. Much new material was needed to complete the structure. This building is slightly larger than the old and reflects Greek Revival styling which had come into vogue at that time. Later, plaster interior walls were added and a vestry room was built on the south end of the building.” (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Today's Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
3. Today's Buck Mountain Episcopal Church
The current church is located to the right of the graveyard.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 799 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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