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Near Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charles Church

 
 
Charles Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Charles Church Marker
Inscription. About one mile east, on north (left-hand) side of road (see stone marker and old foundations) stood the last colonial church of Charles Parish, built about 1708 and burned a century later, on the site of two earlier churches of the parish, built about 1636 and 1682. This parish was first known as New Poquoson Parish in 1635 and was renamed Charles Parish in 1692.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number NP 1.)
 
Location. 37° 7.527′ N, 76° 27.376′ W. Marker is near Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Hampton Highway (Virginia Route 134) and Yorktown Road, on the right when traveling north on Hampton Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23693, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. York County / Warwick County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Big Bethel Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Big Bethel UDC Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle of Big Bethel Union Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle of Big Bethel
Hampton Hwy & Yorktown Rd Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Hampton Hwy & Yorktown Rd
(approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Henry Lawson Wyatt (approx. 2.9 miles away); Poquoson (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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