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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Church On The Main

History

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, October 23, 2016
1. Church On The Main Marker
Inscription. The Church on the Main, which lies ahead, was built of brick in about 1750, along the main road connecting Jamestown and Williamsburg. It replaced the fifth church at Jamestown and was used by James City Parish, the community in this vicinity. During the Battle of Green Spring, which took place in the fields and woods to your left on July 6, 1781, the church served as a landmark for the right flank of the British Army Camp. Soldiers on both sides fought again a few months later, in October 1781, at the decisive Battle of Yorktown, 16 miles to the east. The church was demolished in the 1850s and the site along with the associated cemetery, was returned to farmland.

Please use this church and cemetery park and trail with respect for nature and the historical events that took place here.
 
Location. 37° 14.246′ N, 76° 46.499′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Sir Gilbert Loop north of Prince Trevor Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Church On The Main (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named
Church On The Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 23, 2016
2. Church On The Main Marker
Church On The Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Green Spring Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel H. Yonge, Civil Engineer (1843-1935) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Green Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Governorís Land (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle Of Green Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Church On The Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 23, 2016
3. Church On The Main Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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