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Near Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

French's Church

 
 
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Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. French's Church Marker
Inscription.  An Episcopal church, built in 1757, formerly stood one-eighth of a mile east of here. According to tradition, a detachment of Rochambeau's army wintered here after the Battle of Yorktown, and seventy French soldiers were buried in the church yard. Francis Joseph Mettauer, father of Dr. John Peter Mettauer, served in this unit as a surgeon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1757.
 
Location. 37° 14.742′ N, 78° 26.614′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Farmville Road (U.S. 15) and Kingsville Road (Virginia Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kingsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. half a mile away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 0.8 miles away); Everett Stadium
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); The Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away); About Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hampden-Sydney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
French's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. French's Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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