Frying Pan Meeting House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 56.387 W 077° 24.799
18S E 290836 N 4312863
Quick Description: Along Centerville road in Herndon, there is enough room to pull off and enjoy the Marker, Meeting house, cemetary and even a very nice nature trail.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2006 11:40:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMDGC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member dustyroades
Views: 29

Long Description:
The Frying Pan Meeting House, constructed in 1791 on land donated by the Carter family in 1783, was used for Baptist services until 1968. Named for nearby Frying Pan Branch, the church is a rare example of 18th-century architecture in Western Fairfax County. By 1840 the congregation consisted of 33 whites and 29 blacks: both black and white members are buried in the church cemetery. During the Civil War, Union and Confederate forces each use the meetinghouse several times as a picket post. The last surviving church trustee conveyed the property to Fairfax County Park Authority in 1984.
Marker Number: T43

Marker Title: Frying Pan Meeting House

Marker Location: Herndon

County or Independent City: Fairfax county

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Deptartment of Historic Resources 1994

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