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

Byrd Presbyterian Church

 
 
Byrd Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
1. Byrd Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Byrd Presbyterian Church's congregation is descended from worshipers, organized by theologian and future Princeton University president Samuel Davies at Tucker Woodson's farm in 1748. By 1759 the group had its own building on Byrd Creek. In 1838 descendents of the original congregation began worshiping here when the existing structure was built. Byrd Presbyterian is a notable example of the simple brick churches constructed in Virginia during the 19th century. The building retains some of its original architectural features, including its slate roof and interior window valances, as well as its cemetery.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 55.)
 
Location. 37° 42.824′ N, 77° 56.404′ W. Marker is in Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is on Dogtown Road (Virginia Route 614) 0.1 miles north of Old Stage Road (Virginia Route 602), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2229 Dogtown Road, Goochland VA 23063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bolling Island (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bolling Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dungeness
Byrd Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
2. Byrd Presbyterian Church
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Goochland County Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Goochland Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Beaverdam Episcopal Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Maidens Adventure Hotel (approx. 4.3 miles away); Early Transportation on the James River (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goochland.
 
Also see . . .  Byrd Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Dogtown Road (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
3. Dogtown Road (facing north)
Byrd Presbyterian Church (north wall) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
4. Byrd Presbyterian Church (north wall)
Byrd Presbyterian Church (south wall) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
5. Byrd Presbyterian Church (south wall)
Founded 1748 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 30, 2010
6. Founded 1748
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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