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Jefferson County, WV
About Jefferson County
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Jefferson Rock
Shenandoah Canal
Entler Hotel
Rumsey Monument and Tobacco Warehouse
Morgan's Grove Park
Peter Burr House
Charles Town
Jefferson County Courthouse and Museum
Zion Episcopal Church
Happy Retreat
St. George's Chapel Ruins
Cedar Lawn
Claymont Court/Blakeley
Middleway Historic District
Berkeley County, WV
About Berkeley County
B&O Roundhouse & Station Complex
Belle Boyd House
Berkeley County Courthouse
Triple Brick Museum
General Adam Stephen House
Green Hill Cemetery
Van Metre Ford Bridge
Bunker Hill Mill
Morgan Chapel
Morgan Cabin
Gerrardstown Historic District
Hays Gerrard House
Mill's Gap
Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area
Hedgesville Historic District
Mt. Zion Episcopal Church
Snodgrass Tavern
Morgan County, WV
About Morgan County
Spruce Pine Hollow Park
Berkeley Springs
Dutch Cemetery
Throgmorton's Inn
Bath Historic District
Berkeley Springs State Park
George Washington's Bathtub
Roman Bath House & Museum of the Berkeley Springs
Washington's Lots
Sir John's Run
Panorama Overlook
Great Cacapon
Camp Hill Cemetery
Paw Paw
Paw Paw Tunnel
Coolfont Manor House
Cacapon State Park

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The original church was built in 1818 and older graves or gravestones were moved there from other sites. In 1846 a larger church was built and it burned two years after it was completed.The current church was dedicated in 1851.

During the Civil War, the church was used as quarters for Union troops. The soldiers desecrated the interior almost beyond recognition by dismantling it and destroying the pews. In the dark days of Reconstruction it was restored and a new steeple was added in 1883.

Many important West Virginia citizens are buried in the church graveyard including more than 70 members of the Washington family, a number of whom were born at Mt Vernon.

Other notable figures buried here include Edmund Randolph, great-great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson, and Colonel Preston Chew, chief of the horse artillery of the Confederate Army. John Yates Beall, who was convicted as a spy and hanged in 1865, is also buried here.

Four rectors at Zion became bishops: Benjamin Bosworth Smith, George W. Peterkin, William Loyall Gravatt and Stanley F. Hauser.

The public is invited to wander through the graveyard.

Location: 300 E. Congress Street, Charles Town


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