Slash Church

Slash Church (HMAJJ)

Location: Ashland, VA 23005 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 42.935', W 77° 24.788'

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Erected in 1729-32 as the Upper Church of Saint Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Slash Church's location next to swampy woods (a "slash" in 18th-century terms) gave it its name. The Reverend Patrick Henry, uncle of the famous patriot, served as rector from 1737 until 1777. Among its early worshipers the church claims Patrick Henry, Dolley Madison, and Henry Clay, all once residents of the area. During the Civil War, Slash Church was used as a hospital and gave a nearby battle its name. This white weatherboarded structure survives as the oldest and best-preserved frame colonial church in Virginia, and the only one to escape enlargement.
Marker NumberE 105
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287301 N 4177000
Decimal Degrees37.71558333, -77.41313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.935', W 77° 24.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 56.10" N, 77° 24' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11200-11350 Mt Hermon Rd, Ashland VA 23005, US
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