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Edgemont Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church

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Disciples of Christ
1883. 2289 Edgemont Rd.

Southwest Virginia has long been fertile ground for the Disciples of Christ, an out-growth of the Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Organized in the mid-nineteenth century by Cephas Shelburne, the first church on the site was a log structure that also served as a schoolhouse. The present building, one of the county's most elaborate rural churches, is a pedimented gable-end frame church with a wide wooden cornice, end pilasters on the facade, a large circular window in the pediment, and openings with keystoned, segmental-arched wooden heads. Edgemont, still in regular use, was dedicated by Dr. Chester Bullard, an independent regional religious leader who united with the Christian Church.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Edgemont Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church", [Christiansburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 431-431.

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