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Near Raphine in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Providence Church

 
 
Old Providence Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Old Providence Church Marker
Inscription. Two and a half miles northwest. As early as 1748 a log meeting house stood there. In 1793 a stone church (still standing) was built. In 1859 it was succeeded by a brick church, which gave way to the present building in 1918. In the graveyard rest ancestors of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the reaper, and fourteen Revolutionary soldiers.
 
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A 31.)
 
Location. 37° 56.515′ N, 79° 11.236′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Hwy (U.S. 11) and Spottswood Road (County Route 620), on the right when traveling south on Lee Jackson Hwy. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Providence Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rockbridge County / Augusta County (approx. 1.5 miles away); Virginia Inventors (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roanoke College
Old Providence Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Old Providence Church Marker
Looking south on Route 11
(approx. 6.8 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raphine.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Providence Church 1793 Structure image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 22, 2008
3. Old Providence Church 1793 Structure
Old Providence Church Current Structure 1918 image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 22, 2008
4. Old Providence Church Current Structure 1918
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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