Sunday, February 15, 2015

Third Sunday - February 2014

Low Moor, Virginia 

Oakland Presbyterian Church - 1847

Although the church was organized by Scotch-Irish settlers in 1834, the brick building which still stands was built in 1847. The simple and sturdy architecture is representative of a mid 19th century country church. The building was used as a hospital during the Civil War and several Confederate soldiers are buried in the churchyard, including 12 members of a Tennessee regiment that served under Stonewall Jackson.

Low Moor is located in the mountains of western Virginia between the towns of Covington and Clifton Forge. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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