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Near Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Falling Spring Presbyterian Church

 
 
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. The oldest congregation in the Fincastle Presbytery, the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, was organized before 1748. The Hanover Presbytery met here in October, 1780. The present Gothic Revival church was constructed of slave-made brick during the Civil War. At the time of its dedication in April, 1864, General Thomas L. Rosser's Cavalry Brigade was camped here. The first burial in the present cemetery was that of John Grigsby of Fruit Hill (1720-1794).
 
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
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Marker
Looking south on Route 11
(approx. 5 miles away); 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).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US Civil
 
Street sign across the road image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
3. Street sign across the road
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
4. Falling Spring Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 92 times this year. 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. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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