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Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Westover Church

 
 
Westover Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 26, 2021
1. Westover Church Marker
Inscription.  A short distance south is Westover Church. It was first built on the James River near Westover House early in the Seventeeth century. About 1730 the site was changed and the present building erected. Defaced in the campaign of 1862, the church was reopened for worship in 1867.
 
Erected 1968 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number V-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1730.
 
Location. 37° 20.111′ N, 77° 9.455′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) 1.4 miles east of Harrison Landing Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Westover Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Evelynton (approx. ¼ mile away); Salem Church (approx. half a mile away); Herring Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lane to Site of First Thanksgiving (approx. 1.6 miles away); Willie Johnston (approx. 1.7 miles away); Berkeley and Harrison's Landing (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .  Westover Church. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places nomination for the church. (Submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Westover Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. Westover Church Marker
This is a previous iteration of the marker. The information was identical, although most notably this iteration featured all capital letters.
Westover Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 26, 2021
3. Westover Church Marker
Westover Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2010
4. Westover Church
Westover Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2010
5. Westover Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,583 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4, 5. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 22, 2024