Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
To the Glory of God and in Honor of George Washington
and in honor of
who was a vestryman
in 1765 of
the old Falls Church
Built A.D. 1734
This tablet was placed by
the Falls Church Chapter,
Daughters of the
Erected 1911 by The Falls Church Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 38° 52.858′ N, 77° 10.294′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Fairfax Street and South Washington Street (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted by the front door of the Old Falls Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Fairfax Street, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Wren (here, next to this marker); Henry Fairfax New York Memorial Stone at Falls Church (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Enslaved People (within shouting distance of this marker); The Falls Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Falls Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
Also see . . . How "Historic" Are Truro Church and The Falls Church?. By By Joan R. Gundersen, Ph.D. Gunderson argues that the current congregations at the Falls Church and the Truro Church are not the same as the colonial congregations that originally occupied these sites. "Neither is the direct descendant of a colonial parish. Neither can claim George Washington as a past member of its vestry or its congregation. Both are "new" church plants from the 1830s and 1840s." (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.