Windy Cove Presbyterian Church

Windy Cove Presbyterian Church (HMJA)

Location: Millboro, VA 24460 Bath County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 0.151', W 79° 38.045'

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Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, seeking freedom of worship and led by the Rev. Alexander Craighead, built a log meetinghouse a mile and a half down the Cowpasture River about 1749. Indians burned it during the French and Indian War. Moving to this site in the cove, named for a nearby limestone "blowing" cave, the congregation erected another log church in 1766. A third log structure, built about 1816, was replaced in 1838 when the prospering community of river planters and upland farmers built the present brick church and session house. A vestibule was added in 1948, and the rear addition in 1959. Windy Cove is the mother church for Presbyterians in Bath and Highland counties.
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HM NumberHMJA
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Marker NumberQ 13
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 619922 N 4206974
Decimal Degrees38.00251667, -79.63408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.151', W 79° 38.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 9.06" N, 79° 38' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29175 Mountain Valley Rd, Millboro VA 24460, US
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