March 13, 2016

Behind the Opequon Church


The Opequon Presbyterian Church is next to Kernstown Battlefield just south of Winchester.  I've written about it before.

There's an old cemetery next to the church and a much smaller one behind it. As you can see, this tiny plot is close to a housing development.  The houses are designed for people over the age of 55.


Several of the markers are for members of the Cruickshank family. This one tells us that Elizabeth Cruickshank was born in Scotland in 1845.

From the church we can see the old farm that lies on the Kernstown Battlefield, site of two Civil War battles.


Sharing with InSpired Sunday and The Barn Collective


14 comments:

  1. I always enjoy looking around these old places. Interesting history. I was also interested that the development was so close to the gravesite. Lovely old barn.

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  2. Linda, I often see small cemeteries around here that have development surrounding they. Your farmstead this week has such a quiet look, development has not moved in yet. I always enjoy my travels to Squirrel Ridge, thanks for sharing. Hurry on back now!

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  3. What a lovely and quaint church with great scenery around it. I like to wander in old graveyards and read the headstones.

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  4. It's interesting to see that little cemetery there so close to the houses.

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  5. I enjoy looking through old cemeteries
    Have a great week!
    Lea

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  6. Oh, how I would love to be living in a house built for folk OVER 55. Surely 77 would do just fine in one of them. The setting for that barn is so nice. Lots of land that is going to be worked before too much longer.

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  7. It would be fun to go through the fields after they are tilled. I wonder if they have found lots

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  8. Such a beautiful place. I enjoy walking through old cemeteries and reading the names and dates. A time to reflect on lives that came and gone before us.

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  9. I enjoy looking through old cemeteries. Interesting gravestone.

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  10. that is a beautiful church, and I LOVe that barn.

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  11. There is a thing I was round the Winchester area in the UK the other week. Nice church and cemetery

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