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Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Sacred Lot

 
 
The Sacred Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 11, 2012
1. The Sacred Lot Marker
Inscription. On this lot in 1820 the first church to be constructed in the Town of Port Royal was built. The brick building had 12 windows and was inter-denominational. By 1844 it was known as the Methodist Church, even though ministers of other denominations still could conduct services there. In 1880 a storm blew down part of the building and the remaining walls had to be demolished. The stone foundation remained in place until 1965 when it was cleared away. In 1883 a new frame church building was erected by the Methodists on the same lot, but not on the site of the original structure. By 1927 the Baptists were using the church for a Union Sunday School. This successful usage continued until 1944. Shortly thereafter the building was vacated and allowed to sink into a state of disrepair. In 1977 the church was demolished by order of the Town Council.
 
Location. 38° 10.198′ N, 77° 11.551′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Middle Street and Main Street (Route 301) on Middle Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Royal VA 22535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Port Royal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Port Royal
The Sacred Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 11, 2012
2. The Sacred Lot Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Fox Tavern: A Colonial Landmark (about 700 feet away); Dorothy Roy (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Port Royal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants: Native Americans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Port Royal Harbor (approx. mile away); Where Booth Died (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Royal.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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