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February 24, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Churches: Grace Episcopal Church


Grace Episcopal Church. Courtesy Historic Buckingham.

According to Margaret A. Pennington and Lorna S. Scott, authors of “The Courthouse Burned —“, John Horsley gave the land for Grace Episcopal Church in the autumn of 1871. Logs from nearby woods were used for the framing and were hewn on the grounds. Jim Crews and his sons were responsible for much of the construction. More lumber was hauled from Payne’s sawmill by J. B. Horsley and H. D. Omohundro. The sand for the plastering came from an island in the James River. The two front doors arrived by packet boat and were carried by ox team to the site. The Bradys of West Virginia donated a memorial window in memory of Louise Brady Horsley.

In 1901, Grace Protestant Episcopal Church was the site of the wedding of Annie Dunscomb Horsley and Frank Russell Moon.

Click here for details: 1901: Moon-Horsley Wedding.

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