Singers Glen, Virginia
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Situated between Little North Mountain and Interstate 81, Singers Glen, Virginia occupies the zip code 22850. Singers Glen is an historic settlement that is registered by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission and the United States Department of the Interior. It consists mainly of one road (Singers Glen Road), the formerly yellow currently green and grey Singers Glen Post Office, a recycling center, the Singers Glen School, the Singers Glen Volunteer Fire Company, a store owned and operated by Mark Grandle, a Methodist & Baptist Church.
Singers Glen was first settled in 1809 by Joseph Funk and other descendants of the German Anabaptists who had been persecuted during the European Wars of Religion. Thanks to Joseph Funk it is the birthplace of gospel music in the south.
Singers Glen Cemetery overlooks the town from atop a hill. Access is available from Turleytown Road.
Singers Glen has more churches than commercial establishments (largely due to the surprising lack of commercial establishments). The churches in the Singers Glen area are:
Prominent Residents and Places
Glen Eco Farm is a local family-owned produce farm committed to sustainable agricultural practices and direct local marketing.
Douglas Bates operates an antique handgun repair shop on Mayberry Road. He's one of the few active specialists in the field.