Aquia Church

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Aquia Church
Aquia Church.jpg
Aquia Church in 2011
Aquia Church is located in Virginia
Aquia Church
Nearest city Aquia, Virginia
Coordinates 38°27′52.56″N 77°24′10.98″W / 38.4646000°N 77.4030500°W / 38.4646000; -77.4030500Coordinates: 38°27′52.56″N 77°24′10.98″W / 38.4646000°N 77.4030500°W / 38.4646000; -77.4030500
Area 8.5 acres (34,000 m2)[1]
Built 1751-1755
(Interior rebuilt, 1757)
Architect Mourning Richards; William Copein
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 69000282
VLR # 089-0008
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 12, 1969[2]
Designated NHL July 5, 1991[3]
Designated VLR May 13, 1969[4]

Aquia Church (1751-1755), in Stafford, Virginia, USA, is an Episcopal church that has been designated a National Historic Landmark since 1991.[1][3] It maintains an active congregation with a variety of programs and outreach to the community.[5]

Established by the then-state Church of England, the church building was designed on a relatively rare "Greek Cross plan", less common for colonial churches.[1] It was built on the site of two earlier Anglican churches of Overwharton Parish, formed before 1680 by the division of Potomac Parish. It is located at the intersection of US 1 and VA 610 in Stafford.


  1. ^ a b c Sarah S. Driggs, John S. Salmon, Calder C. Loth, and Carolyn Pitts (August 27, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Aquia Church" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 8 photos, exterior and interior, from 1990 PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Aquia Church". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Aquia Episcopal Church, accessed 16 Mar 2010

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