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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Olive Branch Christian Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
1. Olive Branch Christian Church Marker
Inscription. In 1833 the founders of Olive Branch Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met for worship at Hill Pleasant Farm. By 1835, the congregation had built a brick church on land donated by Dr. Charles M. Hubbard and Mary Henley. During the Civil War, Union soldiers occupied the church; they reportedly slept in the gallery and stabled their horses in the sanctuary. The congregation worshiped in the Farthing house until 1866, when the church was restored to usable condition. With that exception, Olive Branch Christian Church, one of the oldest churches of the Disciples of Christ in Virginia, has been in continuous use since its construction.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 28.)
 
Location. 37° 22.55′ N, 76° 47.114′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Road (U.S. 60) and Cokes Lane, on the right when traveling east on Richmond Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickahominy Church (approx. one mile away); State Shipyard (approx. 1.2 miles away); Burnt Ordinary
Olive Branch Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. Olive Branch Christian Church Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Hickory Neck Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); White Hall Tavern (approx. 2.1 miles away); James City County / York County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Six-Mile Ordinary (approx. 3 miles away); Spencer's Ordinary (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Olive Branch Christian Church. (Submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Olive Branch Christian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
3. Olive Branch Christian Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,084 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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