Virginia City Church

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Erected circa 1895 by coal-camp residents and miners, the Virginia City Church, alone on a hillside in Wise County, is the only surviving structure from the once bustling mining community of Virginia City. Built as a place of worship for multiple denominations, the church also served as the community’s first schoolhouse. A rectangular, one-room edifice, measuring only 20 by 32 feet, the church faces south and has a weatherboard bell tower and a small diamond-shaped window centered on each gable end, with a Christian cross in the center of the north gable window.

Last Updated: April 29, 2024

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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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