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Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pohick Church

 
 
Pohick Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
1. Pohick Church Marker
Inscription.  This building was begun in 1769 and completed by 1774, succeeding an earlier church two miles to the south. It was the Lower Church of Truro Parish, established in 1732, the parish of Mount Vernon and Gunston Hall. George William Fairfax, George Washington, and George Mason, vestrymen, were members of the building committee under which the church was constructed.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number E-72.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 38° 42.545′ N, 77° 11.591′ W. Marker is in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and Telegraph Road and Old Colchester Road (County Route 611), on the left when traveling south on Richmond Highway. County Route 611 changes name at this intersection from Telegraph Road to Old Colchester Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Old Telegraph Line and Pohick Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
2. Old Telegraph Line and Pohick Church Markers
Taken from across the intersection, this photograph also shows the markers in front of an outbuilding of the church. Pohick Church itself is hidden behind the trees on the right.
markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Telegraph Line (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Pohick Church (here, next to this marker); The Herris Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Wagener (within shouting distance of this marker); The Washingtons at Pohick Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Brown, M.D. (about 400 feet away); Noman Monroe Cole, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lorton Station (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorton.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Pohick Church. From the church's website. (Submitted on March 25, 2006.) 

2. The History of Truro Parish in Virginia. By Rev. Philip Slaughter, D.D. Edited with notes and addenda by Rev. Edward L. Goodwin Historiographer of the Diocese of Virginia Published by George W. Jacobs & Company, Publishers, Philadelphia, 1907. (Submitted on March 25, 2006.) 
 
Pohick Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
3. Pohick Church
Building Behind Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
4. Building Behind Church
This is the same building shown in photograph No. 2
The Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
5. The Churchyard
The Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
6. The Churchyard
Pohick Church, Fairfax Co., Va. , 6 Miles from Mt. Vernon image. Click for full size.
J.J. Prats Postcard Collection, circa 1900
7. Pohick Church, Fairfax Co., Va. , 6 Miles from Mt. Vernon
Caption continues, “Built 1773 from plans drawn by Gen’l Washington, who was a vestryman for 20 years.” This unused “Private Mailing Card” was printed between 1898 and 1901 by “Left Bros., Publishers, Wash. D. C.”
Old Pohick Church image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
8. Old Pohick Church
from Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia by Randolph H. McKim, 1894.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,100 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on November 22, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   7. submitted on October 25, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   8. submitted on March 23, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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