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November 6, 2014 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Mystery: The 19th Church



Trinity Presbyterian Church, Photo by Joanne Yeck

In 2013, I set out to discover the nineteen Buckingham County churches referred to (but not named) in Thomas Baldwin’s Gazetteer of the United States (1854). Thus far, eighteen candidates for the churches and chapels have been identified. Listed below, they have been featured over many months in posts at Slate River Ramblings.  Click on the church name to read the post.

Can a Slate River Ramblings reader help identify the ninetieth church or chapel active in the Buckingham County in 1854?

Could the former Anglican Church known as Goodwin’s Church have continued into the 19th century as an Episcopal Church and be number nineteen?

In 1853, the following US Mail Route was described: “From Howardsville, by Goodwin’s Church and Mount Vinco, to Buckingham C.H., 18 miles and back once a week.” Apparently, Goodwin’s Church was still standing but was there an active congregation?

Three Methodist Chapels: Jones, Lebanon, and Stony Point

Chestnut Grove Baptist

Salem Church

Enon Baptist Church

Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church

Rocky Mount Church

Bethel Methodist Church

New Store Presbyterian Church

Centenary Methodist

St. Peter’s Episcopal

Buckingham Baptist Church

Smyrna Church

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Maysville Presbyterian Church

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Sharon Baptist Church


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