St. Marks Parish, Virginia

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St. Mark's Parish has served Spotsylvania, Orange, and Culpeper counties. During the colonial period, Little Fork Church served parishioners as a chapel of ease.[1]




Parish History

  • Slaughter, Philip. A History of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia: With Notes of Old Churches and Old Families, and Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the Olden Time. Baltimore, Md.: Innes & Co., Printers, 1877. Original edition: FHL Collection; digital versions at Ancestry ($) and Family History Archives. 1990 reprint: FHL Collection.

Parish Records

Parish Registers

The original parish registers (christenings and marriages 1794-1797) are kept at the Library of Virginia. Copies: FHL Film 33856 Item 1

Vestry Books

The original St. Mark's Parish Vestry Books (1730-1843) are kept at the Library of Virginia. Copies of vestry book (1730-1753) and treasurer's levies (1731-1785): FHL Film 33856 Item 2. Abstracts:

  • Davis, Rosalie Edith Rogers. Saint Mark Parish Vestry Book & Levies, 1730-1785: Spotsylvania, Orange and Culpeper Counties, Virginia. Manchester, Mo.: Heritage Trails, 1983. FHL Book 975.5392 K2d Contains records about the organization of the parish, elections of church officers, hiring of ministers, payments of fees and wages, upkeep of the "gleeb" house and church, care of the poor and orphans, and the raising of levies from the parish tithables.


Wikipedia has more about this subject: Little Fork Church


  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Little Fork Church," Wikipedia, accessed 28 February 2011.
  2. Freddie Spradlin, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).