Lee Chapel Church

Lee Chapel Church (HM1X)

Location: Burke, VA 22015 Fairfax County
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N 38° 45.309', W 77° 16.584'

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1871 - 1951

On this site stood Lee Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal Church, built 1871 and named in honor of General Robert E. Lee. Lee Chapel replaced Mount Carmel Church which had been located at Ox Road and present day Lee Chapel Road and had been destroyed by fire. Many Sundays were spent here in worship and fellowship by some of the oldest and most respected families of Fairfax County. Around 1928, combined circumstances, including impassable roads, made it necessary to close the church; however Lee Chapel became an active church again in 1939 following an increase of new families into the area and the desire of the former members to reopen the church. Twelve years later, due to the ill-fated proposal to build the Burke National Airport (later Dulles) in the area, the church was closed for the final time in October, 1951. Plagued by Vandalism after closing, the church building was finally destroyed by controlled burning. Lee Chapel Cemetery is under the care of Sydenstricker United Methodist Church which holds its annual Easter Sunrise Service on this site.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 302193 N 4292066
Decimal Degrees38.75515000, -77.27640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.309', W 77° 16.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 18.54" N, 77° 16' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11400-11422 VA-286, Burke VA 22015, US
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