“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Earlysville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Earlysville Union Church

Earlysville Union Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
1. Earlysville Union Church Marker
Inscription. Earlysville Union Church is a rare surviving early-19th-century interdenominational church constructed in Albemarle County. Built in 1833, this frame structure served as a meetinghouse for all Christian denominations on land deeded by John Early, for whom Earlysville is named. This building provided an early home for several local congregations of the Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian faiths. The church is an excellent example of the 19th-century public architecture of rural Piedmont Virginia. It was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number GA-41.)
Location. 38° 9.378′ N, 78° 28.968′ W. Marker is in Earlysville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Earlysville Road (County Route 743) just south of Advance Mills Road (County Route 663), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Earlysville VA 22936, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Buck Mountain Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Advance Mills (approx. 3 miles away);
Earlysville Union Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
2. Earlysville Union Church and Marker
Monacan Indian Village (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rio Mills (approx. 3.9 miles away); Proffit Historic District (approx. 4.8 miles away); Skirmish at Rio Hill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Convention Army The Barracks (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. “The original Early Republic building was constructed in 1833 on a 1.156 acre tract of land given for the purpose of building a Union Church by John Early for whom Earlysville got its name. The church is a one story frame building on a low stone foundation with an entrance by two doors on the south gable end. Four 2/2 sash windows mark each side of the building. The building was originally one room; a small vestibule with flanking rooms for Sunday School rooms was partitioned off around 1880. Brackets on the interior walls are for oil lamps. The building has no plumbing and no electricity and was heated by one stove in the main room. Simple architrave trim and chair rail are original, as are the flush wide board siding which finish off the interior walls
Earlysville Union Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
3. Earlysville Union Church
and ceiling.” Property is owned by the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Earlysville. (Submitted on August 15, 2009.) 
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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