Near Raphine in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
New Providence Church
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-39.)
Location. 37° 55.567′ N, 79° 12.114′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) and Tye River Turnpike (Virginia Route 56), on the right when traveling north on Lee Jackson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockbridge County / Augusta County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Inventors (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx. Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.4 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 6.4 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raphine.
Regarding New Providence Church. New Providence Presbyterian Church is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
Organized in 1746 by Rev. John Blair, New Providence Church hosted the first meeting of the Synod of Virginia. The congregation also played an active role in the organization of Lexington Presbytery. Members of the church formed the earliest known Virginia missionary society, the Female Benevolent Society of the New Providence Congregation, on November 24, 1819. The congregation erected its fifth and current church building in 1859.
Also see . . . History of New Providence Presbyterian Church (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.