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017-5016 Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church and Cemetery

Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2005

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VLR Listing Date 12/06/2006

NRHP Listing Date 03/30/2007

NRHP Reference Number 07000229

Buffalo Mountain Church and Cemetery is located on the border of Carroll and Floyd counties. This was the Rev. Robert Childress’s first church after his graduation from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, and served as the mother church for five others constructed by him. He originally preached at the Buffalo Mission School, and the rock-faced church was built in 1929, three years after Childress arrived.

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

Updated: August 3, 2021