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Near Lovettsville in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First German Reformed Church Site and Cemetery

 
 
First German Reformed Church Site and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
1. First German Reformed Church Site and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This is the church site and cemetery of the oldest continuous German Reformed congregation in Virginia. Founded before 1748 by Elder William Wenner, the congregation met in members’ houses until the first log meetinghouse was constructed sometime before the American Revolution. About 1819 a brick church was built here; it was demolished in 1901 and its bricks were used to construct the congregation’s new church, the St. James United Church of Christ, in Lovettsville.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number TA-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1748.
 
Location. 39° 16.21′ N, 77° 37.814′ W. Marker is near Lovettsville, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Lovettsville Road (Virginia Route 672), on the right when traveling west. Located
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on a sharp bend in the road just at the edge of Lovettsville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovettsville VA 20180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lovettsville in the Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. James United Church of Christ (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Independent Loudoun Rangers (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Jerusalem Lutheran Church (approx. one mile away); Brunswick (approx. 2.8 miles away in Maryland); Water Power (approx. 2.8 miles away in Maryland); Berlin (approx. 2.8 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lovettsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lovettsville - A German Settlement. (Submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Ample Land Drew German Settlers to Loudoun County. (Submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Church and Cemetery Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
2. Church and Cemetery Site
The cemetery is enclosed within a white brick wall. The church stood behind the cemetery near the treeline.
The Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
3. The Cemetery
While most gravestones date from the 19th Century, some dating to the late 18th Century are present.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,139 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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