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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

VLR Listing Date

12/17/1974

NRHP Listing Date

01/20/1975

NRHP Reference Number

75002031

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in the Prince William County Town of Haymarket, was built in 1801 as a district courthouse for the Northern Virginia counties of Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William. Like other early-19th-century Virginia courthouses, it originally had an arcaded entrance. The district court was accommodated here until 1807 when changes in the court system resulted in the eventual sale of the building and its conversion to an academy. It was first used as an Episcopal church in 1822 and was consecrated by Bishop William Meade in 1834. Near both the first and second battles of Manassas, the church was used by both sides at different times as a hospital. In November, 1862 Union troops converted the building to a stable and then burned it. The congregation rebuilt St. Paul’s Episcopal Church within the original walls in 1867, at which time the arcade was closed up for the narthex and the belfry and bracketed cornice were added.

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

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