Hatcher's Memorial Baptist At Home In An 1847 Stone Sanctuary

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Hatcher's Memorial Baptist Church

The church above was built in 1847 by Episcopalians and named Saint James. At some point in time they used it as the Prince William Academy. It was next acquired by the Church of the Brethren.

During the Civil War it was used by both Confederate and Union troops as a barracks and hospital. By the end of the war the interior of the church was in ruins, but the solid stone exterior was intact.

In 1866 a Baptist church was organized in Brentsville. There are no records to indicate where services were held. However, in 1897 then pastor Dr. William E. Hatcher, the congregation's namesake, was able to raise the necessary funds to purchase the church for $330.00. To learn more of their ministry visit Hatcher’s Memorial Baptist Church. It is within eyesight of the historic Brentsville Union Church which was built in 1874.


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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Karen, I love these historic buildings that you highlight!  You are doing a wonderful job of showcasing your area as well as sharing some local history!  Keep them coming!

Feb 21, 2012 02:59 AM #1
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Karen, your Prince William County is so rich with great historical sites.  I so enjoy you sharing with us.  I had to chuckle - the price of $330.  I can only imagine what this great brick building is worth today.  

Feb 21, 2012 03:01 AM #2
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Tony and Darcy  I've got some really exceptional ones in the works

Feb 21, 2012 08:16 AM #3
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Juli  We believe we are fortunate to live here

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Every time I stop by and read your blog post I enjoy it. Hope you are having a great Monday

Feb 21, 2012 09:19 AM #5
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The stone exterior of this beautiful church has withstood time well.  Imagine the number of soldiers that came here for refuge and care.  Another great piece of history.

Feb 21, 2012 10:00 AM #6
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Feb 21, 2012 10:17 AM #7
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Kay  Our brownstone is virtually indestructible

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Lovely, lovely historic building. Looks like a backdrop right out of Gone with the Wind. Thanks for sharing this lovely landmark with us.

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Karen,

It's quite beautiful.  At first it doesn't look very big, but looking at the doors gives you perspective of it's real size.  Thanks for sharing a little history with us!

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Vickie  We have many stone buildings that have been sturdy over the years

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DeeDee  It is about the size of country churches of the 19th century

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I really like your series on historic properties.  Well done and very interesting.  There is much to see and much to do in the area.

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What a wonderful historic building.  We don't have many buildings that old in St George, thanks for sharing!

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Erika  It's simple - we got here very early  :)

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