From 1801 Courthouse To Historic Church - St Paul's Haymarket VA

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St Paul's Haymarket VA

  • In 1801 a district courthouse serving Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William Counties was built in Haymarket VA.
  • In 1807 the Virginia General Assembly established circuit courts in each county and ordered the building be sold
  • In 1809 it was sold to the Hygeia Academy (a medical college} which was a financial failure
  • In 1822 it was resold to William Skinker,Jr who allowed it to be used as a church by Episcopalians and Presbyterians
  • In 1830 he deeded it to St Paul's in memory of his wife and is the oldest church in continuous use in Prince William County.

    During the Civil War it served as a hospital for Confederate troops wounded at The Battle of Manassas It was also used as a stable by Union troops, but when they torched the town of Haymarket the only thing remaining were the exterior walls requiring the sanctuary to be rebuilt

    Union troops interred in the church cemetery were relocated to Arlington. The graves of 80 Confederates remain. You can learn more about this very active congregation at Saint Pauls Church Haymarket VA

St Paul's Sanctuary

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Gita Bantwal
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Karen, Thanks for the history lesson and the lovely picture. I will check out the link.

Jan 17, 2012 12:38 AM #1
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Gita  You are most welcome

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Karen, I love it when you write posts like this!  I am a history buff, and just love getting the background on places, especially those with historic ties!  I am so glad that after the Civil War, they rebuilt the church using it's existing walls rather than tear them down and building a new one!

Jan 17, 2012 06:03 AM #3
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Roy  It is also true in MD

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Tony  We have many builldings from that period that were rebuilt using the original walls

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Karen, what a lovely church. It's interesting the information that's coming out that includes things about the Civil War. They're planning a lot of events in 2014 for the 150 year anniversary here.

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Connie  We had our 150 years in 2011 - the events were awesome

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