Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Centenary Reformed Church
of The Reformed Church in the United States
The erection of the first house of worship was begun in 1753 upon two city lots conveyed by Lord Fairfax to the trustees of the congregation; Daniel Bush, Philp Bush, Henry Brinker, Jacob Sowers and Frederick Conrad.
The congregation was reorganized and a new church built by the Classis of Virginia in 1841.
This church was used during the latter part of the Civil War by the Federal forces for hospital purposes. The present building was erected in 1905 and remodeled and enlarged in 1920.
Location. 39° 10.895′ N, 78° 9.885′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is on South Cameron Street (U.S. 50) south of East Cork Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject church, just right of the entrance, near the northwest corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Godfrey Miller Home (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rouss City Hall Historical Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Braddock Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washingtons Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
Also see . . .
1. Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ. Centenary was the first church built in Winchester, about 1749, and served by Missionary Ministers. In 1842 the German Reformed Church was built in the present location, the corner of Cameron and Cork Streets, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Reformed Church in the Shenandoah Valley. This church was so badly burned from use by union soldiers that it was necessary to rebuild. The present structure was dedicated August 4, 1906. (Submitted on May 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Centenary Reformed Church History. By 1804 the Reformed congregation was no more than a handful and plans were just starting to build a new church in downtown Winchester. A deed dated December 30, 1842 (Submitted on May 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.