Fairfax Chapel

Fairfax Chapel (HM18P)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22044 Prince William County
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N 38° 52.553', W 77° 9.435'

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Circuit riders brought methodism to area in the late 1700s, holding meetings in homes. Fairfax Circuit initiated in 1776. Clapboard chapel built in 1779 and enlarged in 1798 on acre of land donated in 1918 by heirs of George Minor (a part of 1731 271-acre T. Harrison grant). Larger red brick structure built in 1819. Services suspended in 1861; Union soldiers demolished chapel using bricks for fireplaces. Site abandoned by methodists after war, but surrounding Oakwood Cemetery remains. In 1885, four acres were deeded for private cemetery use. In 1915, U.S. Government paid $1,600 for chapel reparation.
HM NumberHM18P
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
Placed ByCity of Falls Church
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312864 N 4305215
Decimal Degrees38.87588333, -77.15725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.553', W 77° 9.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 33.18" N, 77° 9' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18900 N Roosevelt St, Falls Church VA 22044, US
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