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Near McKenney in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Sapony Episcopal Church

Sapony Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
1. Sapony Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Sapony Episcopal Church stands approximately 1.5 miles to the north. This simple frame building was first constructed in 1725-1726. The Rev. Devereux Jarratt served as rector here and at two other congregations in Dinwiddie County from 1763 until his death in 1801. He was a prominent figure of the Anglican, later Episcopal, Church. During the Great Awakening, he preached to large audiences in Southside Virginia and North Carolina and influenced the Methodist movement. The graves of Jarratt and his wife were moved here in 1869, the same year that part of the building collapsed. It was rebuilt using the original pews, wainscoting, windows, and railings.
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-40.)
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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
Location. 36° 57.422′ N, 77° 38.801′ 
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W. Marker is near McKenney, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Shippings Road (Virginia Route 709) and McKenney Highway (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling north on Shippings Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kenney VA 23872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907) (approx. 4.2 miles away); Birch's Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Dinwiddie County / Brunswick County (approx. 5 miles away); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 5 miles away); Origins of 4-H in Virginia (approx. 7.3 miles away); Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor (approx. 7.3 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 7.7 miles away); Sussex County / Dinwiddie County (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKenney.
McKenney Highway & Shippings Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
2. McKenney Highway & Shippings Road
Sappony Episcopal Church, Dinwiddie County image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
3. Sappony Episcopal Church, Dinwiddie County
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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