Warning: assert(): Assertion failed in /home4/markerh/public_html/wp-load.php on line 1
Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church L-4 | Marker History

Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church Marker, L-4

First called the Church by the Spring, Oakland Grove Church may have been organized as early as 1834, but it was officially established circa 1847 as a mission of Covington Presbyterian Church. A simple brick house of worship constructed during a religious reawakening among area Presbyterians, Oakland Grove is the oldest-known church building in Alleghany County and is one of the county's chief historic landmarks. During the Civil War, Confederates used the church as a hospital, and its military significance was further enhanced by the proximity of the Jackson River depot on the Virginia Central Railroad just to the east.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1999
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Alleghany County
Physical Description of Location: Covington, VA 24426. Located on Selma Low Moor Road, 1 mile west of the intersection of Selma Low Moor Road and West Ridgeway Street. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Selma Low Moor Road.
GPS Location: 37.801736,-79.859849
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth