Mechanicsville, Virginia: Ghost Church

Polegreen Church was destroyed by Confederate artillery in 1864. In 2012 a white silhouette "ghost church" was built on the original foundation.
Address:
6411 Heatherwood Drive, Mechanicsville, VA
Directions:
I-295 exit 38A. Drive east on Hwy 627/Pole Green Rd for two miles. Turn left onto Hwy 643/Rural Point Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto Heatherwood Drive. You'll see the parking lot on the right.
Hours:
Dawn-dusk. (Call to verify)
Phone:
804-730-3837
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Ghost Church

It looks like the skeleton of an open-air chapel on the side of a rural road in Mechanicsville. But what locals call the Ghost Church is more of a suggestion of a building. The white beams that comprise the structure were erected on the place where the historic Polegreen Church once stood. I visited last week when I was in Virginia.

[Carla Rogers, 09/25/2017]

Polegreen Church was destroyed by Confederate artillery in 1864. The white silhouette "ghost church" was built on the original foundation in 2012.

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