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069-0006 Mauck's Meeting House (Mill Creek Meeting House)

Mauck's Meeting House (Mill Creek Meeting House)
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VLR Listing Date 12/16/1975

NRHP Listing Date 06/18/1976

NPS property number 76002116

The Mauck’s Meeting House congregation was organized ca. 1772 by John Koontz and consisted of both Mennonites and Baptists, dissenters who played an influential role in the early society of the Shenandoah Valley. The earliest mention of the building was recorded in 1798. The plain log structure was erected on land owned by Daniel Mauck. In 1807 Mauck’s son Joseph deeded the property to the “Sundry persons . . . friends of religion and good order” who had been using it. The Mennonites eventu-ally quit the area, leaving the Baptists in control. The congregation also consisted of black slaves and “free men of color.” Although dominated by Baptists, the church was maintained for use by all Christians and attracted preachers of various denominations. The venerable landmark is maintained today as a historic shrine and meeting place by the Page County Heritage Foundation Association.


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

Updated April 4, 2018