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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Pioneer Church

 
 
The Pioneer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
1. The Pioneer Church Marker
Inscription. The first religious service in Nevada, officiated by a visiting Protestant Episcopal Reverend, was held in Virginia City's U.S. Courthouse on Sept. 11, 1861. A Parish was organized as St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal. In the following year the Rev. Franklin S. Rising became St. Paul's first Pastor and missionary, also holding services in Gold Hill and Silver City. A $30,000.00 church was built and the first service was held on Feb. 22, 1863. It was destroyed in the great fire of 1875 and rebuilt the following year on the original site.

The gothic style St. Paul's Episcopal Church's interior is adorned with hand-hewn pine beams and sugar pine planking from Lake Tahoe. The pipe organ, the oldest in Nevada, cost $3,000.00 and came around the "Horn". St. Paul's Parish, founded in 1861 is still active and holds Sunday services year round.
 
Erected 2014 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.551′ N, 119° 38.876′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South F Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 87 South F Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Pioneer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
2. The Pioneer Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's in the Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonner Shaft of the Gould & Curry Mine (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Julia C. Bulette (about 500 feet away); St. Mary Louise Hospital (about 600 feet away); The Nevada Bank of San Francisco (about 600 feet away); Col. Morris Pinschower Building (about 600 feet away); The Great Fire of 1875 (about 600 feet away); Chinatown (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
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The Pioneer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
3. The Pioneer Church Marker
The Pioneer Church Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
4. The Pioneer Church Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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