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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

AE Curator Jul 16
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St. Peter’s Parish was established in 1679. A second church replaced the original building in 1703, with a tower built in 1741. Today it is the oldest parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the third-oldest in Virginia. Martha Dandridge married Col. Daniel Parke Custis, a member of the vestry, in June 1749. Widowed eight years later, the rector of St. Peter’s Parish solemnized her marriage to Col. George Washington.

Location: New Kent
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