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Near Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

French's Church

 
 
French's Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. French's Church Marker
Inscription. An Episcopal church, built in 1757, formerly stood one-eighth of a mile east of here. According to tradition, a detachment of Rochambeau's army wintered here after the Battle of Yorktown, and seventy French soldiers were buried in the church yard. Francis Joseph Mettauer, father of Dr. John Peter Mettauer, served in this unit as a surgeon.
 
Location. 37° 14.742′ N, 78° 26.614′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Farmville Road (U.S. 15) and Kingsville Road (Virginia Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. half a mile away); The Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away); About Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hampden-Sydney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Presbyterian Seminary (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
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French's Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. French's Church Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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