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Somerset Christian Church

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c. 1855, Virginia 668 (off of VA 20), Somerset
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

The small village of Old Somerset has been bypassed by Virginia 20 and sits isolated. The Christian Church, virtually intact, is a small Italianate structure of wood, very different from most Virginia churches of its date. Well maintained, the interior has a rear gallery, original pews decorated with wood graining, and a shallow, triple-arched chancel.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Somerset Christian Church", [Somerset, 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, 130-130.

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