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Near Elberon in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cypress Church

 
 
Cypress Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
1. Cypress Church Marker
Inscription. Nearby to the southeast once stood Cypress Church. It was established by order of the Southwark Parish vestry on 5 April 1743. The rectangular brick building, about 60 by 27 feet in size, was completed by Feb. 1745. After the disestablishment of the Anglican Church following the American Revolution, Cypress Church’s membership declined, but it remained an Episcopal church until about 1837. The building then was used by local Baptist and Methodist congregations and sold to a local Methodist congregation in 1877. The roof collapsed in 1919, but portions of the building remained until the late 1920s.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources.
 
Location. 37° 3.466′ N, 76° 54.334′ W. Marker is near Elberon, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Rolfe Highway (Virginia Route 31) and Sexton Road (Virginia Route 618), on the right when traveling north on Rolfe Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberon VA 23846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southwark Parish Churches (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pace’s Paines (approx. 5.4 miles away); English Settlement on Gray’s Creek
Cypress Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
2. Cypress Church Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Glebe House of Southwark Parish (approx. 5.4 miles away); Organization of the Christian Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Smith’s Fort Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); Chanco (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016.
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