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Olivet Presbyterian Church

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1856. VA 618 (U.S. 60 west to VA 618, north 3.8 miles), Providence Forge vicinity

Buried deep in the woods in a rural landscape, this small temple-form church fronted by a tetrastyle portico with fluted Doric columns seems almost a garden folly. The building is a simple rectangle with twin entrance doors. The interior is largely original. A gallery is at the rear. The pews retain mahogany and bird's-eye maple graining. The pulpit is set off by marbleized steps. The congregation now resides in Providence Forge, and the church is open for memorial services.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Olivet Presbyterian Church", [Providence Forge, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 354-354.

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