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Marion in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Royal Oak Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
1. Royal Oak Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. According to tradition, the Upper Holston congregation of the Presbyterian Church was organized in 1776 on John Campbell's land at Royal Oak and built a log structure there. This was one of the first denominations to organize in present-day Smyth County. Eventually it was named the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church; a nearby cemetery plot still exists. The congregation moved to a brick building in Marion in 1853, and in 1885 a new structure was constructed on the current site of the church. In 1923, the 1885 structure was torn down and a Late Gothic Revival style church was built.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-24.)
 
Location. 36° 50.615′ N, 81° 29.802′ W. Marker is in Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on Highland Drive west of Berkley Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion VA 24354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Colonial Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Arthur Campbell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sherwood Anderson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Marion
Royal Oak Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
2. Royal Oak Presbyterian Church Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Engagement at Marion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. William Elisha Peters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Marion (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Regarding Royal Oak Presbyterian Church. The church is now located at 139 West Main Street in Marion.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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