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Huguenot Memorial Chapel and Monument (Manakin Church)

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Manakin Church
1895 chapel; 1936 monument. Huguenot Tr., 0.2 miles east of Manakintown Ferry Rd.
  • Huguenot Memorial Chapel

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.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Huguenot Memorial Chapel and Monument (Manakin Church)", [Dillwyn, 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, 282-282.

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