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Presbyterian Meetinghouse

 
 
Presbyterian Meetinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, March 2, 2014
1. Presbyterian Meetinghouse Marker
Inscription.  After receiving permission from the county court, a small group of Presbyterians began worshipping here in 1765. Besides Bruton Parish Church, this meetinghouse was the only authorized place of worship in Williamsburg before the American Revolution.

"We intend to make use of a House in the City of Williamsburgh Situate on part of a Lott belonging to Mr. George Davenport as a place for the Public Worship of God according to the Practise of Protestant Dissenters of the Presbyterian denomination…"
 
Erected by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
Location. 37° 16.283′ N, 76° 41.5′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Waller Street and York Street, on the right when traveling south on South Waller Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Waller Street, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isham Goddin Shop (a few steps from this marker); Christiana Campbell’s Tavern
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(within shouting distance of this marker); David Morton Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blue Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); George Davenport Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Powell’s Tenement (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Carlos House (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Waller House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Presbyterian Meetinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, March 2, 2014
2. Presbyterian Meetinghouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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