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Near Esmont in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ballenger Church

 
 
Ballenger Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
1. Ballenger Church Marker
Inscription. Shortly after the formation of St. Anne's Parish in 1745, this established church stood on a knoll 100 yards north on nearby Ballenger Creek. Not used regularly after the old parish was dissolved in 1785, the building was in ruins by 1820 and was totally abandoned.
 
Location. 37° 46.679′ N, 78° 35.62′ W. Marker is near Esmont, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on James River Road (County Route 626) 0.6 miles east of Chestnut Grove Road (County Route 723), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Esmont VA 22937, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilson Cary Nicholas (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Glebe (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hatton Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ferries In Virginia/TheHatton Ferry/Heritage (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hatton Ferry (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hurricane Camille (approx. 5.5 miles away); Scottsville Confederate Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Historic Scottsville (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
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Ballenger Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
2. Ballenger Church Marker
Knoll to the North of the Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
3. Knoll to the North of the Marker
Just north of the marker is this knoll, roughly in the location cited on the marker where the church stood. Ballenger Creek runs about 300 yards east of this point.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,149 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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