Zion Episcopal Churchyard
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Zion Episcopal Churchyard

Charles Town, Jefferson County , West Virginia, USA

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  • Get directions 301 E Congress Street
    Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, 25414 USA
  • Phone: 304-725-5312
  • Cemetery ID: 684861

The Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, West Virginia, traces its origins to St. Georges Chapel, built in 1769 (see its cemetery). After it fell into disrepair, a church was built here in 1815-1818 at the highest point in Charles Town. A number of graves or markers were moved from various locations to this cemetery in 1818. A larger church was built in 1847-1848 but was destroyed by fire, and the present structure was built, opening in 1851. The interior of the church was heavily damaged in the Civil War as it was used as a barracks and hospital by Union Troops, requiring the interior to be replaced. The steeple was added in the 1890s.

There are approximately 85 to 90 Confederate soldiers buried here as well as two Revolutionary War officers. Approximately 70 members of the Washington family are buried here.

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  • Added: 10 Aug 2001
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 684861