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Near Charlotte Court House in Charlotte County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cub Creek Church

 
 
Cub Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
1. Cub Creek Church Marker
Inscription.  Cub Creek Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in this area, stood four miles southwest of here. The neighborhood was known as the Caldwell Settlement for John Caldwell, great grandfather of U.S. senator and vice president John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina. Caldwell, born in Ireland, obtained permission to establish a dissenting church in Virginia in 1738 and led a group of Scots-Irish immigrants here several years later. Among Cub Creek's visiting preachers were John Blair, Samuel Davies, and Samuel Stanhope Smith. Meeting here in Oct. 1774, the Hanover Presbytery established schools that later became Washington and Lee University and Hampden-Sydney College. The church burned in 1937.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FR-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1738.
 
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4.277′ N, 78° 41.55′ W. Marker is near Charlotte Court House, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker is at the intersection of Patrick Henry Highway (Virginia Route 40) and Fearstown Road / Womacks Loop (County Road 649), on the left when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3426 Patrick Henry Hwy, Charlotte Court House VA 23923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campaign of 1781 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Charlotte Court House Historic District (approx. 3.1 miles away); Henry and Randolph (approx. 3.2 miles away); Charlotte County Library (approx. 3.2 miles away); Constitutional Oak (approx. 3.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Charlotte Court House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Charlotte County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Court House.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location also titled "Cub Creek Church".
 
Cub Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
2. Cub Creek Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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