This church was built to serve a congregation of affluent Scots-Irish plantation owners. During the Civil War as the Army of Northern Virginia retreated, the church was the site of a cavalry skirmish between the Southern general Fitzhugh Lee and the Northern colonel William Wells, serving them both in turn as headquarters and hospital. Surrounded by wooded land, the frame, gable-end structure has a double entrance door below two upper windows on the front gable. The east side has a double tier of windows that light the one-sided interior rear balcony as it continues along the east wall.
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