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Near Boyce in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Chapel

 
 
Old Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Old Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Lord Fairfax worshipped here in the “Old Chapel” of colonial Frederick Parish, established 1738. This stone building dates from 1790 and witnessed the early ministry (1810–1885) of Bishop Meade. Governor Edmund Randolph and Col. Nathaniel Burwell lie in this burying ground with relatives, and neighbors.
 
Erected 1976 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number T-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1738.
 
Location. 39° 6.453′ N, 78° 0.844′ W. Marker is near Boyce, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Bishop Meade Road (Virginia Route 255) and Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340), on the left when traveling north on Bishop Meade Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boyce VA 22620, 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. Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this
The Old Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. The Old Chapel
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marker); The Briars (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fight at Gold’s Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Carter Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Town of Boyce (approx. 2.7 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 2.7 miles away); Berryville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Millwood (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boyce.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces a previous T 2 with the same title, with the text, This place was called “Old Chapel” in 1773. The present building was erected in 1796. Bishop Meade was minister here. Edmund Randolph, Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, was buried here.
 
Memorial Stone for Nathaniel Burwell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
3. Memorial Stone for Nathaniel Burwell
In memory of Col. Nathaniel Burwell of Carter Hall, Clarke County, Virginia, who gave this site 1788 for the "Old Chapel" and adjoining burying ground. Born at "Carter's Grove" near Williamsburg, VA, April 15, 1750. Died at Carter Hall, March 29, 1814.
Cemetery Behind the Capel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
4. Cemetery Behind the Capel
Confederate Memorial in the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
5. Confederate Memorial in the Cemetery
View of cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ben Lane, May 22, 2008
6. View of cemetery
Gravesite of Governor Edmund Randolph image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 13, 2009
7. Gravesite of Governor Edmund Randolph
The original gravestone mounted and encased in the 1929 gravestone
Gravesite of Col. Nathaniel Burwell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 13, 2009
8. Gravesite of Col. Nathaniel Burwell
Plaque In Front of Edmund Randolph Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2016
9. Plaque In Front of Edmund Randolph Grave
Randolph was the first Attorney General of the United States, appointed by President George Washington.
The Old Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2016
10. The Old Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,201 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Ben Lane of Pace, Florida.   7, 8. submitted on August 13, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   9. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   10. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 11, 2022