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Hartfield in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lower Methodist Church

 
 
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By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2010
1. Lower Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Built 1717, this was the second lower chapel of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County. It occupies the site of the first lower chapel of this parish, built before 1661 as the church of Piankatank Parish. Bartholomew Yates was the first minister of the present church. After 1792 the church was unused, except by the Methodists or Baptists. In 1857 Robert Healy bought the church from the parish and gave it to the Methodists, who have worshipped here ever since.
 
Erected 1949 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number N-50.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 33.247′ N, 76° 27.556′ W. Marker is in Hartfield, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of General Puller Highway (State Highway 3) and State Route 649, on the right when traveling east on General Puller Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartfield VA 23071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
Lower Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 29, 2008
2. Lower Methodist Church Marker
Looking east along Highway 3.
as the crow flies. Stingray Point (approx. ¾ mile away); Naval Actions on Wilton Creek and the Rappahannock River (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gloucester County / Mathews County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Tomb of Puller (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mathews County (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Nonsense (approx. 6.1 miles away); By Land And By Sea (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartfield.
 
Regarding Lower Methodist Church. This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
 
Also see . . .  Official Lower United Methodist Church web site. "...the present day building was built at a price of 90,000 pounds of sweet scented tobacco." (Submitted on December 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Lower Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 29, 2008
3. Lower Methodist Church
Lower Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2010
4. Lower Methodist Church
Lower Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2010
5. Lower Methodist Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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