Skip to content
July 30, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Churches: Arvon Presbyterian

Arvon-Presbyterian

Arvon Presbyterian Church, Courtesy Historic Buckingham 

Many Buckingham County aficionados know of the grave markers in the Arvonia Memorial cemetery inscribed in Welsh.  According to the Richmond Dispatch, during the 19th century, services were conducted in Welch at Arvon Presbyterian Church.  The community was home to many Welsh immigrants who worked in the local slate quarries.

This blurb ran in the newspaper on April 22, 1888:

“Mr. Robert J. Evans, a licentiate of Vermont Presbytery, was received under care of the presbytery.  He is a native of Wales, and has been preaching chiefly in Welch to this church for several months past.”

For more about Arvonia Memorial cemetery, consult Buckingham Burials, Vol. 1, compiled by Janice J.R. Hull. It is available online at Historic Buckingham Inc.

Thanks, Cuz. Mary Carolyn.  Keep searching those old newspapers!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: