The Sacred Lot

The Sacred Lot (HM12ZN)

Location: Port Royal, VA 22535 Caroline County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 10.198', W 77° 11.551'

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On this lot in 1820 the first church to be constructed in the Town of Port Royal was built. The brick building had 12 windows and was inter-denominational. By 1844 it was known as the Methodist Church, even though ministers of other denominations still could conduct services there. In 1880 a storm blew down part of the building and the remaining walls had to be demolished. The stone foundation remained in place until 1965 when it was cleared away. In 1883 a new frame church building was erected by the Methodists on the same lot, but not on the site of the original structure. By 1927 the Baptists were using the church for a Union Sunday School. This successful usage continued until 1944. Shortly thereafter the building was vacated and allowed to sink into a state of disrepair. In 1977 the church was demolished by order of the Town Council.
HM NumberHM12ZN
Marker Condition
7 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ALFREDREED  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307936 N 4226945
Decimal Degrees38.16996667, -77.19251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 10.198', W 77° 11.551'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 10' 11.88" N, 77° 11' 33.06" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 291 Middle St, Port Royal VA 22535, US
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Beneath the marker was a nice big pot, with some native plants and flowers. The marker's text, and its accompanying photograph are very readable; however, a little worn and faded. The lot offers a relaxing little section of Port Royal, even though it is on highway US 301. The grass is trimmed most of the burial headstone are in good shape.

Jul 26, 2015 at 11:19am PDT by alfredreed

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