This week, I stopped by Cove Presbyterian Church, which is located approximately 20 minutes south of Charlottesville on Rt 29. You can see the Gothic revival church from the road. I've seen it a few times but never made time to stop. It's completely worth a stop!
|The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, June 22, 1880.|
Above front door reads, “Built in 1808. Destroyed & Rebuilt in 1880.” The National Register of Historic Places form reads, "On the 12th of June 1880 there passed over the Cove neighborhood a terrific storm of wind and raining amounting to a tornado... Cove Church was blown down and made almost a complete reck [sic]. The work of rebuilding was commenced...it was as far completed as to enable us to use it January 23d. 1881-- that being the fourth sabbath." That would probably be a bit much to fit above the door.
|The grave of Eunice Ames (left).|
Per the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, the church was segregated by both race and gender. White men were seated to the north with white women to the south. Black members were seated in the gallery.