Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel Episcopal Church (HM7EG)

Location: Delaplane, VA 20144 Fauquier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.011', W 77° 54.747'

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Piedmont Parish

Some time before 1858, the Methodists and Episcopalians of the Community of Oak Hill, who had shared a church at Cool Spring since 1816, decided to build separate churches. Piedmont Parish raised $1,000; John Thomas Smith and his wife Margaret Lewis Marshall of Ashley gave land Mrs. Smith had inherited from her father, Thomas Marshall, son of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States.

Ground was broken in September, 1858, and Emmanuel Church consecrated on July 23, 1859, by William Meade, Bishop of Virginia.

During the Civil War both Confederate and Union troops used Emmanuel as a shelter and a hospital. The names of some of General McClellan's federal soldiers were inscribed on the walls of the wood room along with other names and the notation "9th Ill. Cavalry."

At the end of the war the Rev. William F.Gardner wrote, "Piedmont Parish has been without a minister for a long time. Since 1862, divine service was not held more than two or three times, until I took charge of these Churches, informally, on the 17th day of April, 1865, it being Easter Monday."

Since that day Emmanuel has continued in faithful service.
HM NumberHM7EG
Year Placed2008
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 247428 N 4309732
Decimal Degrees38.90018333, -77.91245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.011', W 77° 54.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 0.66" N, 77° 54' 44.82" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9668 Maidstone Rd, Delaplane VA 20144, US
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