Snowville Christian Church

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Though architecturally noteworthy as an elegantly simple expression of country Greek Revival design, the Snowville Christian Church in Pulaski County is best known for its association with Chester Bullard (1809-1893), a charismatic religious leader. Born in Massachusetts, Bullard came to the area at age seventeen and settled in Snowville, a manufacturing village founded by his brother-in-law Asiel Snow. He became influenced by the local religious revivals and developed an independent interpretation of scripture, subsequently founding a number of churches. His followers were known as Bullardites. In 1840 he united his churches with the Disciples of Christ or Christian Church. The Snowville Christian Church was organized by Bullard as New Salem Church in 1836-37. The original building was replaced by the present one in 1864 on land originally belonging to Bullard.

Last Updated: June 2, 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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