Near Brookneal in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Hat Creek Church
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number FR-16.)
Location. 37° 4.68′ N, 78° 55.026′ W. Marker is near Brookneal, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of Swinging Bridge Road (County Route 605) and Wickliffe Road (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling west on Swinging Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookneal VA 24528, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. one mile away); Birthplace of General Pick (approx. 2.4 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry’s Grave Campbell County / Halifax County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rough Creek Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); Red House (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookneal.
Also see . . . Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches, Chapter II. Transcript of 1927 book by R. H. Early. “John Irvine, pioneer of these settlers, came alone into the virgin forest and blazed the way for others who were to follow him. In a wilderness of thirty-five or forty miles extent, he only found one very old white resident. Patenting there a large tract of land he prepared for the settlement of his family upon it, returning to Pennsylvania for them.
“His report of the likelihood of a living being obtainable in this new country induced others to follow, and people then flocked to the neighborhood, for land was cheap and wood for building and for fuel was abundant.
“As soon as they had established themselves in their new homes, Irvine persuaded the settlers to unite with him in building a place of worship, and the first church was given the name Hat Creek from that of the nearby stream. Community interests centered around this church and as its membership became extended through the adjoining (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.