Dedication of State Historical Marker

October 21, 2000


On March 13, 2000, The Old Elk Run Church Preservation Committee submitted a package to Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources for consideration of a historic highway marker for the church site. On June 14, it was approved. The dedication ceremony was held on October 21, 2000, and the sign was revealed.

Sign reads: “Settlers began moving into this region of Fauquier County in the early 1700s. By the 1740s, a wooden church structure served Anglican communicants in Elk Run. It provided pastoral care as well as secular administration for this active frontier community. The first permanent minister, the Reverend James Keith, grandfather of Chief Justice John Marshall served this church and the rest of Hamilton Parish from the 1740s until his death in 1752. A bring cruciform structure replaced the first church by the late 1750s. After the Revolutionary War and disestablishment, many churches were abandoned. By 1811, the Elk Run Church had fallen into disuse and ruin.”


Event Program:

Elk Run Church Site
Preservation Committee Dedication Ceremony For
State Historical Marker of Virginia
Saturday, October 21, 2000
11:00 AM

Host – The Revrend Roma Maycock, Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Catlett, Virginia

Pre-Ceremony Music – Mr. Michael Calhoun

Welcoming Remarks – Col. (Ret.) Edward F. Dandar Jr. Chairman, Preservation Committee

Invocation – The Rev. Roma Maycock

Hymn “Praise To God”

Recognition of Honored Guests – Mrs. Jackie Lee

Historical Address – Carl R. Lounsbury, Architectural Historian, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Unveiling of Historical Highway Marker

Special Thanks


End of Ceremony

Refreshments Courtesy of Elk Run Citizens and
The Episcopal Church Women of St. Stephen’s and St. James’ Churches



Mr. Douglas A. Allison
Mr. & Mrs. Ansel
Mr. Ronald D. Bachman
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin V. Baird, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Bartenstein
Mr. & Mrs. Henrey L. Baxley, Jr.
Mrs. C. McGhee Baxter
Mr. Stuyvesant K. Bearns
Mr. & Mrs. Melville H. Bearns III
Mrs. Ann Keith Bertram
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bills
Mr. & Mrs. C. David Binning
Mr. & Mrs. H.B. Blackwell
Mr. Theodore Evergrim Blake II
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Blazy
Dr. Joseph M. Bolil
Mr. David Botts
Boy Scout Troop 1177, Midland, VA
Boy Scout Troop 10, Warrenton, VA
Mrs. Kathryn T. Bowling-Shade
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Brinkham
Mrs. Ann Britton
Mr. & mrs. Leslie Broaddus
Mrs. Elizabeth Browning
Mr. Louis Browning
Mr. David Buckwalter
Mr. James L. Buffin
Mr. Wilbur W. Burton
Mr. Michael Calhoun
Catlett IGA
Catlett-Calverton-Casanova Ruritan Club
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Chilton
Christ Anglican Church
Mr. Edward N. Cooper
Ms. Geradine Crittenden
Dr. Patricia Curry
Col. & Mrs. Edward F. Dandar, Jr.
Data Processing Unit, Army Nat. Guard
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. deButts
Diocese of Virginia
Mrs. George W. Dodge
Mr. Marshall De F. Doeller
Mrs. William Doeller
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Donelson
Dr. & Mrs. John T. Eddins & Family
Mrs. Mary Edwards
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Ericsson
Mr. Kenneth Eskridge
Miss Ruth Eskridge
F&M Bank
Fauquier County Bar Association
Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
Mrs. Sally Federer
First Union Securities, Purcellville, VA
Hon. & Mrs. George Fitch
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Flournoy
Mr. & Mrs. David L. Forney
Mrs. Sarah Logan Good
Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Gookin
Mr. John K. Gott
Mr. Henry Green
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gruszewski
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Gulick
Mr. Robin Gulick
Miss Sarah Gulick
Mr. & Mrs. William Gulick & Family
Mr. James C. Hamilton, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. R. Barry Hamilton
Ms. Nicole Hamann
The Rev. James Hammond
Mrs. Anne D. Hermann
Dr. & Mrs. James O. Hodgkin
Mr. & Mrs. Florian N. Hofer
Mrs. Garret Horsley
Mr. Fred Hufnagel
Mrs. Rosalie Hughes
Mr. Jeffrey Hume
Mr. Stewart Huston
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Johnson
Mrs. Audrey Jones
The Honorable James Keith
Miss Elizabeth Keith
Mr. Taylor S. Keith
Mr. Thomas R. Keith
Mr. John Keith
Mr. & Mrs. James Keith
The Honorable M. Laighrne Keith
Mr. Lawrence A Keith
Mr. John Dudley Keith, Jr.
Kelmar, Inc.
Dr. Aileen Laing
Mrs. Ellen Browning Lambiris
Lane Enterprises, Inc. Metal Products Div.
Mrs. Lelia Lawrence
Mr. & Mrs. Robert deT. Lawrence IV
Mrs. Jackie Lee
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Leigh, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lyons
Mr. John R. Marshall
Mr. John Marshall
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Martin
Mrs. Roberta Browning Mason
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Maycock
Ms. Linda S. McCarthy
Hon. Sharon G. McCamy
Mr. J.S. McClinton, Jr.
Ms. Minnie S. McMichael
Meadows Electric
Mrs. Mary Joan Messing
Mr. James E Miller
The Rev. & Mrs. Larry Murphy
Ms. Sarah Murphy
Mr. Robert & Connie Nash
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Nelms
Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Neville
Mrs. Jane M. Norden
Mrs. Blanche O’Connell
Mrs. Mary O’Shaughnessy
Mr. James Olmstead
Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Patton
Mr. & Mrs. William C. Patton
Peidmont Region XIII Diocese
Mrs. Hope Porter
Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Power
The Rev. Phyllis Price
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pritchett
Mr. Clayton L. Rains, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Richardson
Mr. Frank Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. Ripley Robinson
Mr. Keith Rose
Mr. Monty Rust
Mr. John Salmon, VHR
Bryan H. Sanford, Complete Electric Svc.
Kevin A. Sanford, KC Electrical Contr.
Mr. & Mrs. Julian W. Scheer
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Scherer
Mrs. Phyllis T. Scott
Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Searles
Mr. Charles H. Seilheimer, Jr.
Mrs. Elizabeth Sewell
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sherman
Mr. & Mrs. James Shreve
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shumate
Mrs. Judith Keith Browning Sikes
Mrs. Anne Brooke Smith
Mrs. Margaret H. Stephens
Patrons of Elk Run Store
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Story
St. James Episcopal Church
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Mrs. Katherine B. Swanson
Mr. & Mrs. Lee W. Swift, Jr.
The Fauquier Bank
The Hamilton Family Foundation
The Kings Daughters & Sons
The Margaret Spilman Bowden Foundation
Mr. George Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. C. Hunton Tiffany
Mr. John T. Toler
Virginia Department of Transportation
Trenis Hardware Store
Mr. & Mrs. Maximilian A. Tufts
Mrs. Sally Tufts
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Turner
Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Turner, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. L. John Turner
Edward D. Evans Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wade
Walker, Jones, Lawrence, Duggan & Savage, P.C.
Mr. Michael Wallace
Ms. Joy Watkins
Mr. & Mrs. Birge Watkins
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Weber
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Weir
Hon. & Mrs. Charles S. Whitehouse
Mr. William N. Wilbur
Mr. Norman F. Williams
Mrs. Barbara Wilson
Hon. & Mrs. Joe Winkelmann
The Rev. & Mrs. John Winter
Mr. & MRs. John Wise
Mrs. Anne O. Grimsley Wood
Mr. & MRs. Norman Woodward
Mrs. Dot Wright