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Near Covington in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oakland Presbyterian Church

Organized 1834

 
 
Oakland Presbyterian Church UDC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Oakland Presbyterian Church UDC Marker
Inscription. In continuous use as a place of worship except for a period between 1861 and 1865 when it was used as a hospital for a contingent of General T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson's troops encamped nearby.

A monument in the churchyard marks the graves of many who died in the church hospital.
 
Erected by Julia Jackson Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.123′ N, 79° 51.613′ W. Marker is near Covington, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker can be reached from Selma Low Moor Road (Virginia Route 696) 0.2 miles west of Oakland Drive (Virginia Route 1002), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington VA 24426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens
Oakland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
2. Oakland Presbyterian Church
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Douthat State Park (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Breckenridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Falling Spring Falls (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Road to the Kanawha (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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