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Near Vesuvius in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Providence Church

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
1. New Providence Church Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. John Blair, a minister influenced by the Great Awakening, organized New Providence Presbyterian Church about 1746. The congregation moved to a site seven miles west of here about 1760, and the present Greek Revival-style sanctuary was completed in 1859. The Rev. John Brown, the congregation's first permanent minister, served for four decades. His successor, the Rev. Samuel Brown, was married to Mary Moore, famous as a former captive of Shawnee Indians. In Oct. 1788, New Providence hosted the first meeting of the Synod of Virginia. In 1819 the Female Benevolent Society, an early women's missionary organization, was founded at the church.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-39.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionColonial EraWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1746.
 
Location. 37° 55.566′ N, 79° 12.114′ W. Marker is near Vesuvius, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles north
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. New Providence Church Marker
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of Tye River Turnpike (Virginia Route 56), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Tye River Turnpike, Vesuvius VA 24483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockbridge County / Augusta County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Inventors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walnut Grove (approx. ¾ mile away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.4 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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