Near Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church
Erected by The National Grigsby Family Society. (Marker Number R-63.)
Location. 37° 41.311′ N, 79° 29.332′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lee Highway (U.S. 11) and Falling Springs Road (Virginia Route 680), on the right when traveling south on South Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frank Padget Water Tragedy (approx. 4.3 miles away); Frank Padget (approx. 4.3 miles away); Indian and Settler Conflict (approx. 4.7 miles away); George Washington Natural Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Natural Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); Monacan Village (approx. 5.1 miles away); Thorn Hill Estate (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Regarding Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. Falling Spring 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:
Named for a small waterfall that drops into Buffalo Creek, this Rockbridge County was organized in 1748 by Rev. Eliab Byram, a Harvard-educated minister from the Presbytery of New York. The first log building stood one-half mile from the present building. The second building, constructed of stone in 1793, had no heating stove, no bell, and brick aisles. In 1859 the trustees contracted with John B. Poague to build the present brick Gothic church about 100 yards west of the demolished 1793 structure.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,479 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.