Aquia Church

N of jct. of U.S. 1 and VA 610, Garrisonville, Virginia

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Aquia Church

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Description 

Aquia Church is among the largest and handsomest of Virginia churches. It is built in the form of a Greek cross with hipped roof and has a most interesting unorthodox tower arising from the west end. What is doubly remarkable quite aside from the architectural details is the circumstance of finding bell and clock in this rural area. Hands from the old clock are said to have been in existence until comparatively recent times. Few country churches of the eighteenth century boasted bells while most of them were dependent upon sun dials for the time. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS VA-415)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 12, 1969
Reference number
69000282
Architectural style
Georgian
Area of significance
Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Religious structure; Cemetery
Current functions
Religious structure; Cemetery
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1751; 1755; 1757
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2