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Historic Cokesbury Church

 
 
Historic Cokesbury Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
1. Historic Cokesbury Church Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1854, Cokesbury Church is the oldest church building in Onancock. Today it serves the community as a venue for religious services, meetings, and concerts. Key events in its history include:
1864 — Closed during the Civil War. Southern sympathizers join a new group that became Market St. Methodist Church
1865 — Reopens as Northern Methodist Episcopal Church
1893 — Stained glass memorial windows installed, steeple added, new organ purchased, and new pews installed
1996 — Closes due to dwindling congregation
2000 — Market St. Methodist Church undertakes revitalization of Cokesbury Church
2004 — Cokesbury Church added to Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places
2006 — Roof replaced and sanctuary restored after extensive damage from Tropical Storm Ernesto
2019 — Restoration of stained glass windows completed

 
Erected by Market Street United Methodist Church.
 
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is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 37° 42.723′ N, 75° 45.135′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling south on West Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 King St, Onancock VA 23417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars I and II (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Francis Makemie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chesapeake Lodge #158 (about 400 feet away); Water: A Way of Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerr Place (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Onancock.
 
Historic Cokesbury Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
2. Historic Cokesbury Church
Additional signage for the church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
3. Additional signage for the church
National Register and Virginia Historic Landmark plaque on the church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
4. National Register and Virginia Historic Landmark plaque on the church
Historic Cokesbury Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
5. Historic Cokesbury Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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