Haymarket in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Paul's, Episcopal
The oldest church in continuous service in Prince William County. Erected in 1801, this building was a district courthouse for four counties 1803-09; Hygeia Academy 1814-1816. Bought by William Skinker 1822, thence used by Episcopaleans and Presbyterians as a church. Mr. Skinker deeded the building and grounds to the Episcopal Church 1830 as a memorial to his wife. Used as a Confederate hospital after the two Battles of Manassas and a stable for Union cavalry following the burning of Haymarket. Many Confederate soldiers are buried in the churchyard.
In loving memory of Robert Lee Reading and Nell Beaumont Clarkson, married here 1905, buried beside the church. Plaque erected by their daughter 1954.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
Location. 38° 48.622′ N, 77° 38.349′ W. Marker is in Haymarket, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6750 Fayette Street, Haymarket VA 20169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In This Area Are Buried (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Union Soldiers (here, next to this marker); William Edward Ray, Sr. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haymarket During the War (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Haymarket During the War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Haymarket Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haymarket.
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