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Delaplane in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Piedmont Parish

 
 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Delaplane Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Janet White, September 14, 2008
1. Emmanuel Episcopal Church Delaplane Virginia Marker
This marker was unveiled after a special service to begin the celebration of Emmanuel's 150th year. The parish broke ground for this church in September 1858.
Inscription.  Some time before 1858, the Methodists and Episcopalians of the Community of Oak Hill, who had shared a church at Cool Spring since 1816, decided to build separate churches. Piedmont Parish raised $1,000; John Thomas Smith and his wife Margaret Lewis Marshall of Ashley gave land Mrs. Smith had inherited from her father, Thomas Marshall, son of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States.

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.”

Since that
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day Emmanuel has continued in faithful service.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
 
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); John Marshall's Leeds Manor Rural Historic District (approx. 2 miles away); Rectortown (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Rosenwald School in Rectortown, "No. 12" (approx. 3.6 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
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Delaplane Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Melissa Nobile, September 14, 2008
2. Emmanuel Episcopal Church Delaplane Virginia Marker
The Rev. Kira Skala, Mimi Davenport & Janet White
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 fare in high school American literature classes in the 1950s. The storytellers are masters. All are members of the congregation from the old farming community tradition of Fauquier County. The stories, funny, sad, scandalous,and loving, are memories of friends and family who are dead and buried in the churchyard. The film is video streamed on www.folkstreams.net with other documentaries about American traditional cultures. (Submitted on September 24, 2008, by Tom Davenport of Delaplane, Virginia.) 
 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Page McCarty
3. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2016
4. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Grave of Channing M. Smith image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2016
5. Grave of Channing M. Smith
Member of the Virginia Cavalry, 43rd Battalion, Mosby's Rangers. He is buried in the church cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Janet White of Marshall, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,785 times since then and 15 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.   4, 5. submitted on February 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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