Lamb's Creek Church (Sealston, Virginia)

Lamb's Creek Church is an historic Episcopal church located off Virginia Route 3 on Lamb's Creek Road in Sealston, King George County, Virginia, in the United States. On September 22, 1972, Lamb's Creek Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Lamb's Creek Church
Lamb's Creek Church, King George County.jpg
Front elevation of the church, seen in July 2011
Lamb's Creek Church (Sealston, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Lamb's Creek Church (Sealston, Virginia)
LocationLamb's Creek Road, off Route 3
Sealston, Virginia
Nearest cityKing George, Virginia
Coordinates38°15′50″N 77°16′9″W / 38.26389°N 77.26917°W / 38.26389; -77.26917Coordinates: 38°15′50″N 77°16′9″W / 38.26389°N 77.26917°W / 38.26389; -77.26917
Area10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built1769
ArchitectJohn Ariss
Architectural styleColonial
NRHP reference No.72001403[1]
VLR No.048-0010
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 1972
Designated VLRAugust 15, 1972[2]

National Register listingEdit

  • Lamb's Creek Church ** (added 1972 - Building - #72001403)
  • VA 607, Sealston
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Ariss, John
  • Architectural Style: Colonial
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
  • Period of Significance: 1750-1799
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Religion
  • Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

Current useEdit

Lamb's Creek Church is still in occasional use and is one of four historic churches in King George County, Virginia. The current mother church of the county is St. John's Episcopal Church near the county courthouse in King George, although ironically it is the only one of the county's historic churches not built in the colonial era (built in 1843 after the courthouse's relocation).[3] It, Emmanuel Episcopal Church (also now with occasional services) and Lamb's Creek Church form the Hanover-with-Brunswick Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. The other active parish in King George County is St. Paul's Episcopal Church near Dahlgren, Virginia. Lambs Creek Church is available for weddings and other events. The Episcopalians of King George hold their annual homecoming service at Lambs Creek Church on the last Sunday of August. The slate-floored church is also used annually for blessing of the animals in early October.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "St. John's Episcopal". Retrieved 24 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ St. Paul's Episcopal Church history - discusses Emmanuel Church Archived 2008-08-02 at the Wayback Machine

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