Oxford Church

Oxford Church (HM1ZFQ)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450 Rockbridge County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.051', W 79° 33.419'

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On the knoll 400 yards west, Presbyterian
settlers of the Upper Buffalo Valley founded a
congregation in 1758 and constructed a log fort
that was also used as a place of worship. A stone
church replaced it after the Revolutionary War.
The Rev. William Graham, founder and president
of Liberty Hall Academy (present day Washington
and Lee University), served as Oxford's pastor
from 1788 to 1795. In 1868, local citizens, many
of them Confederate veterans, constructed the
present brick church in the Greek Revival style
on part of the old stone church's foundation.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 627123 N 4179152
Decimal Degrees37.75085000, -79.55698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.051', W 79° 33.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 3.06" N, 79° 33' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 518 Bluegrass Trail, Lexington VA 24450, US
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