Earlysville Union Church

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Earlysville Union Church
Earlysville Union Church.jpg
Roadside view of the former church
Earlysville Union Church is located in Virginia
Earlysville Union Church
Earlysville Union Church is located in the US
Earlysville Union Church
Location VA 743, NW of jct. with VA 633, Earlysville, Virginia
Coordinates 38°9′25″N 78°29′0″W / 38.15694°N 78.48333°W / 38.15694; -78.48333Coordinates: 38°9′25″N 78°29′0″W / 38.15694°N 78.48333°W / 38.15694; -78.48333
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1833, 1880
Architectural style Early Republic, Early Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 97001504[1]
VLR # 002-0449
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 11, 1997
Designated VLR September 17, 1997[2]

Earlysville Union Church, also known as Earlysville Free Union Church, is a historic church located on VA 743, northwest of the junction with VA 633 in Earlysville, Albemarle County, Virginia. It was built in 1833, and is a one-story, frame building with weatherboard siding and a gable roof on a low stone foundation. Entrance to the building is by two doors on the south gable end. It measures approximately 50 feet long by 30 feet wide. The building was originally one room; a small vestibule with flanking rooms for Sunday School rooms was partitioned off around 1880. It is a rare surviving example of interdenominational churches constructed at the beginning of the 19th century in Albemarle County. It was used the Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians until the turn of the 20th century. The building continued in use as an interdenominational Sunday School for the community until 1977. In 1995, the building underwent restoration.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ Sylvia L. Jones (April 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Earlysville Union Church" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo