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Saluda in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Christ Church
 
Christ Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
1. Christ Church Marker
 
Inscription. Half a mile east is Christ Church, Middlesex. The first building was erected about 1666; the present one in 1712. About 1840 the church was restored. The colonial governor, Sir Henry Chicheley, is buried there.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number N-48.)
 
Location. 37° 36.083′ N, 76° 34′ W. Marker is in Saluda, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of General Puller Highway (Virginia Route 33) and Urbanna Road (Virginia Route 227), on the left when traveling east on General Puller Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda VA 23149, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scottish Factors Store (here, next to this marker); Tomb of Puller (approx. 1.2 miles away); Morgan v. Virginia (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1st Lt Beryl R. Newman (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middlesex County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middlesex County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middlesex County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rosegill (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saluda.
 
More about this marker.
 
Christ Church and Scottish Factors Store Markers Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
2. Christ Church and Scottish Factors Store Markers
 
This marker is now more than a mile west of the church. It was probably moved here when Route 33 was widened and never returned. It was likely originally erected on Route 33 near the intersection with Union Park Road. What is odd is that it was originally erected half a mile from the church when Route 33 passes by the church half a mile further down the road.
 
Additional comments.
1. The grave of Sir Henry Chicheley
From the Parish Register of Christ Church:
"Henry Chicheley Kt. & his Majts Deputy Governor of Virginia Departed this Life on Monday morning Early being 5th of Feb. 1682/3 & was Buried in Christ Church Chancell Middlesex County neare the Communion Table 9th of Feb. 1682/3."

The only extant grave marker inside the church is Edward Thompson's.
    — Submitted April 16, 2010, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California.
 
Christ Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
3. Christ Church
 
 
Christ Church Churchyard Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
4. Christ Church Churchyard
 
 
Christ Church Photo, Click for full size
By Richard W. Dawson, June 16, 2012
5. Christ Church
 
 
Christ Church grave of Lt. General Lewis Burwell Puller, USMC. Photo, Click for full size
By Richard W. Dawson, June 16, 2012
6. Christ Church grave of Lt. General Lewis Burwell Puller, USMC.
Lt. General "Chesty" Puller's Grave at Christ Church Parish
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,472 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on June 17, 2012, by Richard W. Dawson of Woodford, Virginia.
 
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