Cove Presbyterian Church

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The congregation of this rural Cove Presbyterian Church traces its origins to 1747 when Presbyterians arrived in the southern Albemarle County region. Its first church was a simple log structure, which was replaced by a brick building in 1809. The brick church was severely damaged by a storm in 1880, which necessitated significant rebuilding. Many of the original bricks were used in the repairs to the walls and a steep new roof was constructed. The resulting edifice is a picturesque example of late-19th century rural Gothic Revival architecture, essentially unaltered from the time of its completion. The interior preserves many of its original fittings and furnishings including interesting exposed roof trusses and a rear gallery—all that was left of an original three-sided gallery following the storm damage. The Cove Presbyterian Church continues to serve the Covesville area Presbyterians.

Last Updated: November 21, 2023

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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