Dinwiddie Presbyterian

Church, City, State, County
Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church, Hillsville, Virginia

Dinwiddie Presbyterian is another rural church in western Virginia (Carroll County).  The stone building is relatively young, having been built in 1948.  It was one of the last of the six stone churches built by a Presbyterian minister named Robert Childress.  The church was organized in 1897 and is included on the National Register of Historic Places.  At the same location, there’s an associated cemetery also bordered by the same type of fieldstone.

Allisonia Methodist

Church, City, State, County
Allisonia Methodist Church, Virginia (Pulaski County)

Allisonia Methodist Church is tucked in between some residential homes in a rural part of western Virginia.  At the time I wasn’t sure if it was on private land so I didn’t take but a snapshot before driving on.  It was established in 1891.

St. Andrews Catholic

St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Roanoke, Virginia
St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Roanoke, Virginia

Due to restrictions on Roman Catholic worship in Virginia in the early days of European settlement, it took some time to establish the church in the state.  Most of the early Catholic population settled and built churches in the western part of the state, including in Roanoke.

This Gothic cathedral was built in 1902, replacing a small earlier church building.  The large stained glass windows were imported from Germany and the altar marble from Italy.  The exterior is brick and sandstone.  The last major restoration was in 2014, though it was still partially in scaffolding when I visited in December.

A good short history of this church is at their website here and some video of the exterior is on Youtube.  The church is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Snowville Christian

Snowville Christian Church, Snowville, Virginia
Snowville Christian Church, Snowville, Virginia

Only a couple of minutes from Graysontown, Snowville Christian is also near the Little River in Virginia.  The Greek Revival style church was built in 1864, replacing an earlier structure, and includes an octagonal bell tower.  The church was added to the National Register in 1987.

Graysontown Methodist

Graysontown Methodist Church, Graysontown, Virginia (Montgomery County)
Graysontown Methodist Church, Graysontown, Virginia (Montgomery County)

Graysontown Methodist is near the Little River in southern Virginia.  The wood frame church was built in 1895, features a two-stage central tower, and is included on the National Register of Historic Places.  The church closed in 1976 and was purchased by local citizens who now use it as an interdenominational church.