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James City County, Virginia Churches

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The following is a list of churches in James City County: [1]

Chickahominy Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

2900 Chickahominy Road
PO Box 506
Toano, Virginia 23168
(757) 566-8330

Hickory Neck Church[edit | edit source]

Hickory Neck Church
Hickory Neck Church

800 Richmond Road
Toano, Virginia 23819
(757) 566-0276

Hickory Neck Church, completed in 1738, is a registered national historic site. It was built for the Blisland Parish, named after a parish in Cornwall, England and established in 1653.[2] It was originally known as the Lower Church of Blisland Parish. It was used as a hospital during the revolutionary war, becoming a campground for British, French, and American troops at different times during the war.[3]

The Manuscripts and Rare Books Department of the Swem Library at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia houses a collection of historical documents pertaining to Hickory Neck Church.[4] While the bulk of the collection consists of administrative material like meeting minutes and correspondence, it does contain membership information for the Hickory Neck Church's Women's Guild from 1933-1942 and 1953-1959.

A transcribed and edited copy of the Vestry Book for Blisland Parish from 1721-1786 is located at the Colonial Williamsburg John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, call number F232 .B55 B5 1999.[5]

James River Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

James River Baptist Church

4931 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone (757) 258-0303
Fax (757) 258-5270

The Church was established on May 19, 1903, using a church built in the mid 1800s.[6]

Jamestown Church[edit | edit source]

Jamestown Church

Jamestown Church is a historical church on Jamestown Island in James City County, Virginia. Originally built before 1608, it has been rebuilt three times, in 1617, 1639, and finally, as it currently stands, in 1906. It was the location of the marriage between John Rolfe and Pocahantes.

Jamestown Presbyterian Church[edit | edit source]

Jamestown Presbyterian Church

3287 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA, 23188
(757) 229-5445

The original building, built in 1896 and deemed the "Powhatan Temple," served as a Methodist sanctuary and a school. In 1905, Baptists began to use the building as well. It was renamed "Forks Church."

In 1920, Presbyterians began use of the Church and renamed it "Five Forks Presbyterian Church." Within the next decade, the name again changed to "Jamestown Presbyterian Church."

Mount Gilead Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

8660 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 229-4654

Established in 1876, it was originally located in Magruder in York County, Virginia. In 1944, the church moved to its present location.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

4002 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 220-0934

New Zion Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

New Zion Baptist Church

3991 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Olive Branch Christian Church[edit | edit source]

Olive Branch Christian Church

7643 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
(757) 566-8077

The church was established in 1833 and the building was erected in 1835.

Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church[edit | edit source]

Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church

7478 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188

PO Box 10
Norge, Virginia 23127
Phone (757) 564-3745
Fax (757) 564-8559

The church was established in 1932, growing out of a collection of Scandinavian Lutheran churches in the Norge area of James City County. The church building was constructed in 1904. The church has an active congregation.

Shiloh Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

Shiloh Baptist Church

8581 Croaker Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188

Smith Memorial Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

Smith Memorial Baptist Church

6515 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone (757) 565-0476
(757) 565-3682

Williamsburg Mennonite Church[edit | edit source]

Williamsburg Mennonite Church

7800 Croaker Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
(757) 566-3026

Zion Baptist Church[edit | edit source]

Zion Baptist Church

6373 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
(757) 565-2598

See Also[edit | edit source]

For a map plotting all of the churches, see Google Maps Churches in James City County, Virginia.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Find-a-Grave
  2. Frequently Asked Questions Hickory Neck Episcopal Church Website
  3. National Registry of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
  4. Hickory Neck Church Records, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  5. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library Catalog
  6. History of The James River Baptist Church, James River Baptist Church Website