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Newtown in King and Queen County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Park Church

 
 
Park Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
1. Park Church Marker
Inscription. Park Church was built in 1723 for the newly established Drysdale Parish. It stood on the west side of this road, two and one-half miles above Newtown. The brick church was cruciform in shape with arms approximately 75 feet long. It was known as Park Church because of its proximity to Beverley Park, home of Robert Beverley, Jr., colonial historian of Virginia. The congregation declined in numbers when the Church of England was disestablished following the American Revolution. The church finally was abandoned in 1801.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OB 8.)
 
Location. 37° 54.814′ N, 77° 7.672′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Virginia, in King and Queen County. Marker is at the intersection of Newtown Road (Virginia Route 721) and Byrd's Mill Road (Virginia Route 625), on the right when traveling north on Newtown Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newtown VA 23126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newtown (here, next to this marker); Clark Home (approx. 8.7 miles away); Apple Tree Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cavalry Raids
Park Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
2. Park Church Marker
(approx. 9.1 miles away); Montville (approx. 9.8 miles away); Fonthill (approx. 10.1 miles away); Old Rappahannock Courthouse (approx. 10.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Mount Pleasant (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Newtown Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
3. Newtown
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 764 times since then. 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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