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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goose Creek Chapel

 
 
Goose Creek Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2007
1. Goose Creek Chapel Marker
Inscription.  A short distance West is the site of the “Chapel Above Goose Creek”, built by the vestry of Truro Parish in 1736. Augustine Washington, father of George Washington, was a member of the vestry at the time. This was the first church on the soil of Loudoun County, erected as a chapel of ease for the benefit of early settlers.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1736.
 
Location. 39° 8.486′ N, 77° 32.779′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) and Tutt Lane, on the right when traveling south on James Monroe Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morven Park (here, next to this marker); Mile Hill (approx. 0.7 miles
Two Markers at Morven Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2007
2. Two Markers at Morven Park
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away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Ball's Bluff (approx. one mile away); Jenifer’s Cavalry (approx. one mile away); Battlefield Historic Restoration Project (approx. 1.1 miles away); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Regarding Goose Creek Chapel. The exact location of the chapel is not well documented. Based on inferences, the site is on what is now the grounds of Morven Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,416 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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