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Near Raphine in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Providence Church

 
 
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By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. New Providence Church Marker
Inscription. This church, seven and a half miles west, was organized by John Blair in 1746. Five successive church buildings have been erected. The first pastor was John Brown. Samuel Brown, second pastor, had as wife Mary Moore, captured in youth by Indians and known as "The Captive of Abb's Valley." The synod of Virginia was organized here, 1788.
 
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A 39.)
 
Location. 37° 55.567′ N, 79° 12.114′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) and Tye River Turnpike (Virginia Route 56), on the right when traveling north on Lee Jackson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockbridge County / Augusta County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Inventors (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. mile away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx.
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By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. New Providence Church Marker
1.4 miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.4 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 6.4 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raphine.
 
Also see . . .  History of New Providence Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Native Americans
 
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By Forest McDermott, May 10, 2010
3. New Providence Church Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 11.
New Providence Church image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 10, 2010
4. New Providence Church
Front view of the current church building, white stone on the gate are the names of all the pastors who have served the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.
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