Fort Defiance in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Augusta Stone Church
Through their arduous labors the building was completed in 1747 and dedicated in 1749 under its first pastor, Dr. John Craig, a native of Northern Ireland. It served also as a fort during the Indian raids which followed Braddock's defeat.
The original walls extend from this spot to the wings in the rear, which were added in 1922.
Erected 1937 by Beverley Manor Chapter, D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 14.295′ N, 78° 58.512′ W. Marker is in Fort Defiance, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Old Stone Church Lane just west of Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of the church, to the right of the main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Defiance VA 24437, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. John Craig Augusta Military Academy (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willow Spout (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Grandma Moses in Augusta County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Piedmont Battlefield (approx. 4½ miles away); Battle of Piedmont (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Defiance.
Also see . . .
1. Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church History. “Old Stone Church, as it is now affectionately known, was first remodeled in 1855. The growth of the congregation and the increased enrollment of Augusta Military Academy, whose cadets worshiped in the church from 1865 until the school closed in 1984, made a larger building necessary. Thus, in 1921, transepts were artistically added to the original church building, changing it into its present structure—the form of a cross. The steeple was also added at this time. In 1956 John Craig Hall, the third addition, was built and serves as a fellowship center. The restoration (Submitted on September 27, 2015.)
2. Augusta Stone Church NRHP Nomination page. (Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.