Sapony Episcopal Church

Sapony Episcopal Church (HMHTS)

Location: McKenney, VA 23872 Dinwiddie County
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N 36° 57.422', W 77° 38.801'

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Sapony Episcopal Church stands approximately 1.5 miles to the north. This simple frame building was first constructed in 1725-1726. The Rev. Devereux Jarratt served as rector here and at two other congregations in Dinwiddie County from 1763 until his death in 1801. He was a prominent figure of the Anglican, later Episcopal, Church. During the Great Awakening, he preached to large audiences in Southside Virginia and North Carolina and influenced the Methodist movement. The graves of Jarratt and his wife were moved here in 1869, the same year that part of the building collapsed. It was rebuilt using the original pews, wainscoting, windows, and railings.
Marker NumberS 40
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264352 N 4093379
Decimal Degrees36.95703333, -77.64668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.422', W 77° 38.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 25.32" N, 77° 38' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 305 State Rte 709, McKenney VA 23872, US
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