Rucker's Chapel

Rucker's Chapel (HMV71)

Location: Amherst, VA 24521 Amherst County
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N 37° 31.855', W 79° 6.117'

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Nearby stood Rucker's Chapel, one of the firstAnglican (present-day Episcopal) churches inAmherst County. Also known as Harris CreekChurch and later as St. Matthew's, the churchwas founded by Col. Ambrose Rucker before 1751.It stood on part of a 5,850-acre tract his father,John Rucker, patented In 1745. The church servedIts congregation until 1847, when the membersmoved to Ascension Church, in Amherst. Logsfrom the chapel were later used to construct a corn-crib at Sweet Briar College, two miles north.
HM NumberHMV71
Marker NumberR-21
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 667707 N 4155463
Decimal Degrees37.53091667, -79.10195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.855', W 79° 6.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 51.30" N, 79° 6' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S Amherst Hwy, Amherst VA 24521, US
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