Westover Church

5 mi. W of Charles City off VA 5, Charles City, Virginia


File:Westover Church Charles City County Virginia by Frances Benjamin Johnston 1930.jpg

Black-and-white photographic view of the exterior of Westover Church, Charles City Courthouse vicinity, Charles City County, Virginia, by the American photographer and photojournalist Frances Benjamin Johnston. Dated 1930. The church was used in the early 19th century as a barn, and was later used as a stable by Union forces during the Civil War. The church was restored in the interim by members of the Berkeley and Shirley families, some of whom are buried within the churchyard. In 1867, the church was again used for worship, and was restored again in 1909. Photograph forms part of the Frances Benjamin Johnston archives at the Library of Congress, which were donated in perpetuity to the Library by the photographer, hence there are no restrictions on publication. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Photo taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston (18641952)

License: Public domain: Released by author

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National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1972
Reference number
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824
Significant years
1731; 1805

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Street View" and Imported Photo