The Resource Augusta Stone Church register, 1813-1838
- Augusta Stone Church register, 1813-1838
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- Baptismal registers -- Virginia | Augusta County
- Augusta County (Va.) -- Church history -- 19th century
- Augusta Church (Augusta County, Va.)
- Church records -- Virginia | Augusta County
- Presbyterians -- Virginia | Augusta County
- Membership lists
- Speece, Conrad, Jr, 1776-1836
- Marriage registers -- Virginia | Augusta County
- Death registers -- Virginia | Augusta County
- Register, 1813-1838, of the Augusta Stone Church, a Presbyterian church located in Fort Defiance, Virginia. Includes lists of baptisms, communicants, deaths, marriages, removals, and suspensions. There is an index at the beginning of the volume, and a preface, 10 June 1815, written by Rev. Conrad Speece, Jr. (1776-1836)
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- Augusta Stone Church is a Presbyterian place of worship located in Augusta County, in the unincorporated community of Fort Defiance. The church was one of two meeting houses established by The Congregation of the Triple Forks of the Shenandoah in the year 1740. Augusta Stone and sister meeting house Tinkling Spring were both served by the Rev. John Craig. The final structure which was completed in 1749 is still in use and holds the distinction of being the oldest Presbyterian Church in continuous use in Virginia. Construction began in 1747 and was completed in 1749 on the permanent stone structure which was meant to be both a meeting house and a fort against Native American raids. In the minister's office, there is a small "secret passageway" that was formerly used for security reasons when used as a sort of fort. Because the church was used in the fort capacity, the small community surrounding the church would come to be known as Fort Defiance. The structure completed in 1749 still stands and is in continuous use today. Two major additions were later added to the rear of the church: a wing of rooms and offices was added in the 19th century, and a large social hall (called "John Craig Hall" for the founding minister) and kitchen which were completed in the early first-half of the 20th century. The church also has its own museum on the property containing artifacts from the church's early history.
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- Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
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