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Huguenot Memorial Chapel and Monument (Manakin Church)
In 1937, around 800 descendants of the Huguenots who settled in this area in the early eighteenth century dedicated a granite monument to their ancestors. The monument features an elongated version of the eight-pointed Huguenot cross. Nearby is the Huguenot Memorial Chapel that has traveled a bit itself, having been moved about two hundred feet in 1954 and three hundred feet in 1985. It is believed to incorporate timbers from the Huguenot chapels of 1710 and 1730, but none from the initial 1701 octagonal building. This small Gothic Revival church with its three pointed-arch windows on each side elevation and matching pointed shutters has an unusual vestibule with slanting sides and three gables.
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