Providence Primitive Baptist Church (former site of Old Presbyterian Church), 7 S. Berlin Pike, Lovettsville, Virginia
The cemetery behind the 1976 Providence Primitive Baptist Church [255-5001-0066] on South Berlin Pike was created when a Presbyterian church occupied the property in the 1830s. The original church was demolished in the 1930s. The cemetery features a central, large, family plot surrounded by a low concrete wall with pyramid-topped piers. The Presbyterian cemetery has 46 stones with legible inscriptions, more than half of which date to before 1850. There are nine rows of headstones surrounded by a grassy area.
A Presbyterian church was established in 1833 and functioned for nearly a century according to local historians. Neither its congregation nor its sanctuary survive, and only its cemetery is identifiable today [255-5001-0066] as part of the property of the Providence Primitive Baptist Church at 3 South Berlin Pike. According to family information, loyal Confederate Jonah Potterfield, who fought with the Laurel Brigade for the Confederacy, is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery. The cemetery has 46 stones with legible inscriptions, with more than half of those pre-dating 1860. (9) (Section 8, page 49).
Old Presbyterian Cemetery
- There was a Presbyterian Church in Lovettsville from 1833 until the church building was torn down in the 1930s.
- The cemetery remains at the original church site which is presently behind the Providence Primitive Baptist Church.
- Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
- Latitude: 39.27343, Longitude: -77.63941
- 45 Memorials added (96% photographed)
See also Lovettsville Historic District Listed On National Register of Historic Places