Delaplane in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Ground was broken in September, 1858, and Emmanuel Church consecrated on July 23, 1859, by William Meade, Bishop of Virginia.
During the Civil War both Confederate and Union troops used Emmanuel as a shelter and a hospital. The names of some of General McClellan’s federal soldiers were inscribed on the walls of the wood room along with other names and the notation “9th Ill. Cavalry.”
At the end of the war the Rev. William F.Gardner wrote, “Piedmont Parish has been without a minister for a long time. Since 1862, divine service was not held more than two or three times, until I took charge of these Churches, informally, on the 17th day of April, 1865, it being Easter Monday.”
Location. 38° 54.011′ N, 77° 54.747′ W. Marker is in Delaplane, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker can be reached from Maidstone Road (Virginia Route 713) near Winchester Road (U.S. 17). This marker is located in the Emmanuel Church cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9668 Maidstone Road, Delaplane VA 20144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Piedmont Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Delaplane (approx. 1.1 miles away); Death of 2d Lt. James “Big Yankee” Ames (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rectortown (approx. 2.6 miles away); Birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O’Bannon, USMC (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lee’s Narrow Escape (approx. 3.8 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaplane.
Also see . . . Emmanuel Church: Remembering -- a documentary about the graveyard and the church. Remembering is an oral history of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Fauquier County, Virginia. Filmmaker Tom Davenport was inspired by The Spoon River Anthology, a collection of poems by Egar Lee Masters that was standard (Submitted on September 24, 2008, by Tom Davenport of Delaplane, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Janet White of Marshall, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Janet White of Marshall, Virginia. 3. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Miriam Davenport of Delaplane, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.