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Farnham in Richmond County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

North Farnham Church

 
 
North Farnham Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. North Farnham Church Marker
Inscription. This is the church of North Farnham Parish, built about 1737. In 1814, a skirmish was fought here between the raiders from Admiral Cockburnís British fleet and Virginia militia; bullet holes are still visible in the walls. The church was used as a stable by Union soldiers, 1863–65. It was restored in 1872, damaged by fire in 1887 and restored again in 1924.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number J-77.)
 
Location. 37° 53.16′ N, 76° 37.53′ W. Marker is in Farnham, Virginia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of North Farnham Church Road (County Route 692) and Cedar Grove Road (County Route 602) on North Farnham Church Road. Click for map. North Farnham Church Road is only 0.6 miles long and is the old alignment of State Route 3. It peels off and returns to Route 3 on the left when traveling east on Route 3. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 N Farnham Church Rd, Farnham VA 22460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cyrus Griffinís Birthplace (approx. 2.2 miles away); Northern Neck Industrial Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away); Richmond County / Northumberland County (approx. 4.5 miles away); Lancaster County / Richmond County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rappahannock Indians (approx. 5.9 miles away); Chambers Stamp Factory (approx. 6.5 miles away); Bewdley (approx. 6.6 miles away); Coan Baptist Church (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farnham.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
North Farnham Church Road and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. North Farnham Church Road and Marker
North Farnham Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
3. North Farnham Church
North Farnham Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
4. North Farnham Church
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,776 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the inside of the church, and the bullet holes • Can you help?
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