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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Olive Branch Christian Church

 
 
Olive Branch Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
1. Olive Branch Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1833 the founders of Olive Branch Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met for worship at Hill Pleasant Farm. By 1835, the congregation had built a brick church on land donated by Dr. Charles M. Hubbard and Mary Henley. During the Civil War, Union soldiers occupied the church; they reportedly slept in the gallery and stabled their horses in the sanctuary. The congregation worshiped in the Farthing house until 1866, when the church was restored to usable condition. With that exception, Olive Branch Christian Church, one of the oldest churches of the Disciples of Christ in Virginia, has been in continuous use since its construction.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 37° 22.55′ N, 76° 47.114′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in
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James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Road (U.S. 60) and Cokes Lane, on the right when traveling east on Richmond Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, 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. Chickahominy Church (approx. one mile away); Norge Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burnt Ordinary (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hickory Neck Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); White Hall Tavern (approx. 2.1 miles away); James City County / York County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Six-Mile Ordinary (approx. 3 miles away); Spencer's Ordinary (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Olive Branch Christian Church. (Submitted on October 24, 2009.)
 
Olive Branch Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. Olive Branch Christian Church Marker
Olive Branch Christian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
3. Olive Branch Christian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,522 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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