Sharon Lutheran Church and Cemetery

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Sharon Lutheran Church and Cemetery
Sharon Lutheran Church and Cemetery is located in Virginia
Sharon Lutheran Church and Cemetery
Location West of Ceres on State Route 42, near Ceres, Virginia
Coordinates 37°0′58″N 81°20′59″W / 37.01611°N 81.34972°W / 37.01611; -81.34972Coordinates: 37°0′58″N 81°20′59″W / 37.01611°N 81.34972°W / 37.01611; -81.34972
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1817, 1883
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79003030[1]
VLR # 010-0040
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 28, 1979
Designated VLR June 21, 1978[2]

Sharon Lutheran Church and Cemetery is a historic Lutheran church and cemetery located near Ceres, Bland County, Virginia. The church was built in 1883, and is a one-story, frame church, four bays long, with round-arched, stained-glass windows and a gable roof. It features a projecting square tower with a bell-cast pyramidal roof and cross finial on the entrance facade. The adjacent cemetery was established in 1817, and includes a collection of rare Germanic gravestones which are stylistically related to those found in the outlying churches of the Wythe County German settlements.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Sharon Lutheran Church and Cemetery".  and Accompanying photo