Overwharton Parish, Stafford County

From: Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia In Two Volumes By Bishop Meade Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1894. From volume II pp. 197-206 ARTICLE LXIV. Overwharton Parish, Stafford County. I come now to Overwharton parish in Stafford county. The county and parish take their names from the corresponding ones in England. Stafford county once…
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A Visit to Aquia Church

Travelers who take a turn off of busy Route 1 near Aquia Harbor find themselves viewing a living monument to colonial Virginia's past. Protected from the surrounding sprawl by its location, nestled on a hilltop surrounded by trees, this beautiful church dates to the decades before the Revolutionary War. Its long and sometimes difficult history—preserved…
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On the Road to Lake Anna

Lake Anna State Park is a favorite local destination for campers, boaters, and families who just want to spend a summer day at the lakeside beach. For most of us, the way to the lake runs down Lawyers Road. These days, there’s not much to take in with the view from this one-lane road, which…
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Colonial Virginia

What was it like to live long ago when Virginia belonged to England? When there were no cars, no computers, few hospitals and no free public schools? Without cars, trains or airplanes, people traveled by boat, horseback or on foot by "shank's mare". The reason so many colonial towns were located next to rivers is…
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