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Near Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Luke's Church

 
 
Saint Luke's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., August 28, 2005
1. Saint Luke's Church Marker
Inscription.  
Saint Luke's Church
Mother Church of
Warrasquyoake
now Isle of Wight County


The earliest original Gothic architecture structure in the United States of America
1632

An unique bridge between our civilization and the rich culture of medieval Europe

 
Erected 1966 by Suffolk Chapter, Virginia State Society, Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1632.
 
Location. 36° 56.433′ N, 76° 35.139′ W. Marker is near Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker can be reached from Benns Church Boulevard (Virginia Route 10) near Brewers Neck Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic St. Luke's Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Luke’s Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benn’s Church (approx.
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¼ mile away); Josiah Parker (approx. 1½ miles away); Missile Magazine and Launch Operations (approx. 2 miles away); People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L (approx. 2 miles away); 1954 Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75L (approx. 2 miles away); Nike-Ajax Missile Radar Control Site N-75C (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
Also see . . .  Historic St. Luke's Church Website. Includes history and artifacts of St. Luke's. (Submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Saint Luke's Church image. Click for full size.
November 23, 2007
2. Saint Luke's Church
Back of Saint Luke's Church image. Click for full size.
3. Back of Saint Luke's Church
Inside the Church image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2005
4. Inside the Church
Inside the Church ... image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2005
5. Inside the Church ...
... is the oldest organ in America. It predates the church!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,731 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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