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Saddle Creek Primitive Baptist Church

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c. 1900, Johnson Ward, builder. Wilson Hwy., 0.1 miles east of Saddle Creek Rd., 4 miles west of Independence

Situated on a rise above Saddle Creek, this weatherboarded frame church was built to house a congregation established in 1842. The one-story building, with two entrances on its gable-front facade, is three bays deep and features two pairs of six-panel doors, a cornice with gable-end returns, and six-over-six double-hung sash. As is typical of early rural churches, a small cemetery with stone markers adjoins the church.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Saddle Creek Primitive Baptist Church", [Independence, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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