Sunday, May 17, 2015

Third Sunday - May 2015

White Post, Virginia

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church - 1868

This elaborate Gothic Revival church is the centerpiece of the tiny village of White Post. The church was constructed by local craftsman around 1875 to honor Bishop William Meade, who was born at White Post in 1789. He was instrumental in the revival of the Episcopal Church in Virginia in the years following the War of 1812.

The town of White Post grew up around the crossroads marked by a white post erected in the 1760s by Lord Fairfax. The octagonal wooden post has been replaced several times but stands today in the same spot with its original form intact.


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