Lower Church

Lower Church is a historic Episcopal church located near Hartfield, Middlesex County, Virginia. It was constructed in 1717, and is a one-story, rectangular brick building with a clipped gable roof. It measures 56 feet by 34 feet.[3]

Lower Church
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Lower Church, August 2011
Lower Church is located in Virginia
Lower Church
Lower Church is located in the United States
Lower Church
LocationWest of Hartfield on VA 33, near Hartfield, Virginia
Coordinates37°33′8″N 76°27′36″W / 37.55222°N 76.46000°W / 37.55222; -76.46000Coordinates: 37°33′8″N 76°27′36″W / 37.55222°N 76.46000°W / 37.55222; -76.46000
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1717 (1717)
Architectural styleColonial
NRHP reference No.73002038[1]
VLR No.059-0007
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 24, 1973
Designated VLROctober 17, 1972[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

George Washington, the first president and Founding Father of the United States, attended the school at this church.


  1. ^ a b "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.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (August 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lower Church" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo