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Near Covington in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church

 
 
Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. First called the Church by the Spring, Oakland Grove Church may have been organized as early as 1834, but it was officially established circa 1847 as a mission of Covington Presbyterian Church. A simple brick house of worship constructed during a religious reawakening among area Presbyterians, Oakland Grove is the oldest-known church building in Alleghany County and is one of the county's chief historic landmarks. During the Civil War, Confederates used the church as a hospital, and its military significance was further enhanced by the proximity of the Jackson River depot on the Virginia Central Railroad just to the east.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic resources. (Marker Number L 4.)
 
Location. 37° 48.104′ N, 79° 51.591′ W. Marker is near Covington, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Selma Low Moor Road (Virginia Route 696) 0.2 miles west of Oakland Drive (Virginia Route 1002), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington VA 24426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland Presbyterian Church
Selma Low Moor Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Selma Low Moor Road (facing west)
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens (approx. 1.5 miles away); Douthat State Park (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Breckenridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Falling Spring Falls (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Road to the Kanawha (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (north entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
3. Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (north entrance)
Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (south entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
4. Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (south entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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