Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Godwin Cemetery & Fincastle United Methodist Church

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Fincastle . Botetourt County

The earliest graves date from the mid 1800's on land purchased by James Godwin for a family graveyard. A portion of his property was deeded to John Slicer in 1891 for his family burials.

The church is Fincastle United Methodist Church. The congregation was formed in 1789. The original building was condemned and torn down with the aid of Oxen teams and replaced with the building of this church in 1840.

I love, love, love this church! I've blogged about the church and the cemetery a few can see those posts HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and last but not least HERE....I need to make some time to get over there and take a walk...finally getting some warm weather by the weekend! Maybe I'll go then!
All of these pictures were taken in April of 2015.

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures


  1. ...I can see why you love it, it's beautiful and what a lovely setting. Church that have a cemetery are among my favorites. Thanks Tanya for sharing, enjoy your week.

  2. It is fascinating to note that this church is about as old as our country. And what an interesting history.

  3. Beautiful views of the church and the cemetery!

  4. Sadly beautiful. I do hope you get to go!!

  5. Nice church and a gorgeous view!


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