Halifax, Virginia   •  Historic District
Mountain Road Walking Tour
Halifax United Methodist Church


Methodist Church

Originally known as St. Marks Episcopal Church, it dates to 1831 and is Federalist style. The brickwork suggests that it was executed by the same mason as the Masonic Lodge. Unfortunately, the builder of either structure is unknown.

Charles Dresser preached there from 1828 to 1838 before moving to Illinois. While in Illinois, he married Mary Todd to Abraham Lincoln on November 4, 1842 and sold them his house in Springfield, Illinois.

See more history on the Halifax United Methodist Church Web site.


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