Near Hopewell in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Merchant's Hope Church
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 209.)
Location. 37° 16.173′ N, 77° 11.78′ W. Marker is near Hopewell, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is at the intersection of James River Drive (Virginia Route 10) and Merchants Hope Road (Virginia Route 641), on the right when traveling east on James River Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cattle Raid (approx. 2.5 miles away); Evergreen Richard Bland (approx. 2.9 miles away); Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey (approx. 2.9 miles away); Powell's Creek (approx. 2.9 miles away); Flowerdew Hundred (approx. 3 miles away); Capt. John Woodliffe (approx. 3.2 miles away); Benjamin Harrison (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopewell.
1. Oldest Episcopalian church
Prince George is home to the oldest Episcopalian church still standing and still being used as a house of worship in America. Merchants Hope Church was completed in 1657 and was named after the Merchants Hope Plantation which was located west of Martin's Brandon. Even though the church has undergone renovation and restoration, it is virtually the same structure today as it was when it was built 50 years after Jamestown was settled. Merchantís Hope Church is a state and national landmark.
— Submitted June 15, 2010, by Tim McCann of Chesapeake, Virginia.
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