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035-0420 Walker’s Creek Presbyterian Church

Walker’s Creek Presbyterian Church
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/18/2003

NRHP Listing Date 10/22/2003

NPS property number 03001088

Walker’s Creek Presbyterian Church is a well-preserved frame one-story Gothic Revival church completed in 1898 on Big Walker Creek in western Giles County. Parishioner and local builder George L. Bane erected the church. Church members donated the land and building materials, sawed the lumber at a nearby mill on Walker’s Creek, and laid the stone foundation. The church’s Ladies Aid Society painted the roof and walls, designed the windows, built the pews, and purchased the entrance doors and pulpit furnishings. Virtually unaltered, the church continues to stand as the architectural reflection of a tightly knit rural community of worship.  A boundary increase in 2005 added the church cemetery.


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

Updated February 7, 2019