Here's The Oldest Building In Virginia...And Its History Is Bone Chilling
By Beth|Published December 27, 2016
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
Constructed in 1639, the Jamestown Church is one of the oldest standing buildings in any of the 13 original colonies. Its history is impressive — it was the site where the first Legislative Assembly met and was also the church where Pocahontas married John Rolfe. These walls have seen their fair share of Virginia history, and it stands to reason that some of that history was incredibly trying. Here’s a brief summary of the church that evolved and continues to stand, against all odds.