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Near McKenney in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Butterwood Chapel

 
 
Butterwood Chapel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Butterwood Chapel Marker
Inscription. Butterwood Chapel, one of three Anglican chapels constructed in Dinwiddie County in the 18th century, was built by 1763 on or near this site. It probably was the first church built after the creation of Bath Parish in 1742. The Reverend Devereux Jarrett, a father of Methodism in Virginia, ministered to the congregation before the disestablishment of the Church of England in 1786. Capt. Henry D. Dickerson, C.S.A., revived the church after moving his family here to the Darvills community by 1865. William Randolph Atkinson designed and constructed the present frame building about 1866.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 303.)
 
Location. 37° 4.376′ N, 77° 51.619′ W. Marker is near McKenney, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Darvills Road (Virginia Route 40) and Zilles Road (Virginia Route 642), on the right when traveling east on Darvills Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kenney VA 23872, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County (approx. 2 miles away); Darvills School (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Burning of White Oak Methodist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Creation of Camp Pickett (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Pickett (approx. 6.2 miles away); Nottoway Training School (approx. 7.2 miles away); Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McKenney.
Darvills Rd & Zilles Rd (facing west) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Darvills Rd & Zilles Rd (facing west)

 
Also see . . .
1. Butterwood United Methodist Church. National Park Service - Virginia Main Street Communities (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Butterwood Chapel (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Butterwood Chapel Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. Butterwood Chapel
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 583 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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