A journal of sorts about family, hobbies and travels, mostly day trips Steve and I enjoy taking especially in my State of Virginia.
I love to especially explore and snoop in places off the beaten path.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Union Church in Mt. Jackson

A small one room brick church in the town of Mt. Jackson in Shenandoah County , Virginia.
At the center of Mt. Jackson,  Reuben Moore gave a one acre parcel for the Christian Ministries for free and a cemetery.
Over a century later it was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers from  both armies.  I have not toured the inside, but information I have read states that their names and comments are preserved on the plaster walls.

The headstone is being pushed by the large tree root
I was looking at a few very old pictures of the church, and where the brick is lighter in color looks to be from where vines had once been allowed to grow to the side of the church.
I am sharing with  Inspired Sunday


  1. It looks like it is a tiny church - but has a lot of character.

    «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

  2. oh, my fav part is the bell tower. so neat ... love that design. ( :
    great find ... would enjoy seeing it in person as well.

  3. so beautiful, full of history and nostalgia-such a pretty church that has seen a lot of history, interesting how the spire is in wood...

  4. It's a beautiful little church!

  5. Beautiful little church and churchyard

  6. I love this little gem. Thanks for including shots of the cemetery. It really conveys the age of the church. Thank you for sharing this week!

  7. What a beautiful little sanctuary filled with the memories and voices of saints...

  8. A lot of history in that church and graveyard. Lovely photography, that tree is stunning.

  9. Hi Betsy, I love going through old historic churches. They have so many tales to tell. It's a shame they can't talk.

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