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Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1790 Stone Church

 
 
1790 Stone Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
1. 1790 Stone Church Marker
Inscription. These native limestone steps are in their original position and mark the main entrance to a 40' x 60' stone church built on this site in 1790. The entrance was in the center of its east wall with the pulpit area against the west wall. This church replaced the second of two log meeting houses which had occupied the site since Opequon’s organization in 1736.

During the Civil War, the building was badly damaged and was used as a stable for horses by Union troops. Following the war, and after extensive renovation, the building burned in 1873. The site remained vacant for twenty-four years until existing smaller sanctuary was erected in 1897.
 
Location. 39° 8.357′ N, 78° 11.72′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Opequon Church Lane. Click for map. Located on the east side of the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester VA 22602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Opequon Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Many Soldiers of the Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Kernstown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kernstown Battles
The Marker and the Stone Step image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
2. The Marker and the Stone Step
(about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Kernstown (about 300 feet away); The First Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named First Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Second Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The First Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pritchard House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Opequon Presbyterian Church History. (Submitted on September 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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