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Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonial Grace Church

York-Hampton Parish

 
 
Colonial Grace Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Colonial Grace Church Marker
Inscription.
"A national shrine at the cradle of the Republic"

Erected 1697 Burned 1814 Partially rebuilt 1823 Rebuilt 1926

These are the original walls, built of marl. The bell was cast in London in 1725. Broken during fire of 1814. Recast in Philadelphia 1882. The original hammered communion silver, made in London 1649, is still in use. First confirmation service in Virginia, was held in this church in 1791. General Thomas Nelson, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, lies buried in the churchyard.
 
Erected 1936.
 
Location. 37° 14.152′ N, 76° 30.466′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Church Street north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Church Street, Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace Church - circa 1697 (a few steps from this marker); Somerwell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Shop (Reconstructed) (within shouting distance of this marker); East Along Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured
Colonial Grace Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Colonial Grace Church Marker
Mounted on the wall right of the door.
in a direct line); West Along Main Street (about 300 feet away); York County War Monument (about 300 feet away); Cole Digges House, circa 1925 (about 300 feet away); York Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Grace Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
3. Grace Episcopal Church
Exhibit (south wall of building) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
4. Exhibit (south wall of building)
Restored Finish: Multi-layered stucco
Original Structure: Marl from York River bank bonded by mortar of burned shells and sand
Original Finish: Multi-layered stucco of burned shells and sand
Colonial Grace Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
5. Colonial Grace Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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