Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Cemetery

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Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
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Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is located in North Carolina
Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Location 10500 Beatties Ford Rd., near Huntersville, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°21′55″N 80°53′54″W / 35.36528°N 80.89833°W / 35.36528; -80.89833Coordinates: 35°21′55″N 80°53′54″W / 35.36528°N 80.89833°W / 35.36528; -80.89833
Area 13.8 acres (5.6 ha)
Built 1775 (1775), 1831-1835, 1859-1860, 1928
Architect Hoover, H.; Rice, Thomas
Architectural style Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000198[1]
Added to NRHP March 1, 1996

Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is a historic Presbyterian church complex and national historic district located near Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The church was built in 1833-1835, renovated and enlarged in 1859-1860, and expanded by a Sunday School addition in 1928. It is a "U"-shaped brick and brick veneer building composed of three connected blocks all covered with front-gable roofs. The church is a rectangular gable-front brick building standing on a low mortared fieldstone foundation and Greek Revival style design elements. Also on the property are the contributing pumphouse (c. 1925), cemetery gate (1845), and cemetery with burials dating to 1775. The cemetery contains one of the two largest collections of box and chest tombs in North Carolina. General William Lee Davidson of the North Carolina militia, killed in 1781 at the Battle of Cowan's Ford during the American Revolutionary War, is buried in the cemetery.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Davyd Foard Hood (July 1995). "Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.