Tag Archives: church

One of George Washington’s churches

Three churches in northern Virginia are usually associated with George Washington: Pohick Church near Lorton, Christ Church in Alexandria, and the Falls Church in the city that was named for it. All remain active churches today and their exteriors have … Continue reading

Posted in 18th century, 19th century, cemetery/grave, President, religion | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A country church

I love taking drives along the country roads of Virginia, especially this time of year. One of the many neat features of the state is the historic churches that dot the landscape. Their histories reveal all kinds of interesting stories related … Continue reading

Posted in 19th century, Civil War, religion | Tagged , | Leave a comment

An unexpected place in Philly

A diamond in the rough sits near historic Laurel Hill Cemetery not far from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Many cities in America boast a wealth of historic churches and synagogues in various states of decline.  As the populations of America’s … Continue reading

Posted in 19th century, cemetery/grave, religion | Tagged , | 1 Comment