Christ Church

Christ Church (HMG3F)

Location: Weems, VA 22576 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 40.883', W 76° 25.4'

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John Carter had the first church built on this site; it was completed in 1670 after his death. In 1730, his son Robert "King" Carter, colonial Virginia's most powerful planter, proposed to build a brick church here at his own expense, which the vestry of Christ Church Parish accepted. Finished in 1735, Christ Church is the best-preserved and most finely crafted of colonial Virginia's Anglican parish churches. The church's detailed brickwork, particularly the molded-brick doorways, distinguishes the exterior. The interior includes original high-backed pews, triple-decker pulpit, walnut altarpiece, and stone pavers. The elaborately carved tombs of Robert Carter and his two wives stand in the churchyard.
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HM NumberHMG3F
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Marker NumberJ-86
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 374493 N 4171417
Decimal Degrees37.68138333, -76.42333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.883', W 76° 25.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 52.98" N, 76° 25' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 Christ Church Rd, Weems VA 22576, US
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