Truro Parish, Virginia

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Truro Parish has served Prince William, Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Pohick Church fell within the bounds of Truro Parish.[1] The Falls Church fell within the bounds of Truro Parish for a time during the eighteenth century, before it became a part of Fairfax Parish.[2] Goose Creek Chapel (built 1736) served parishioners as a chapel of ease.[3]






  • Liddle, Chester A. and Patricia H. Osisek. Families of Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1991. FHL Collection has original edition and two supplements.

Parish History

  • Hopkins, Margaret Lail and Nancy Hopkins Phillips. The Anglican Parishes of Loudoun County, Virginia, Truro, Cameron, and Shelburne, 1736-1805. Lovettsville, Virginia: Willow Bend Books, 1997. Available at FHL. Free Lookups Available!
  • Slaughter, Philip and Edward Lewis Goodwin. History of Truro Parish in Virginia. Philadelphia, PA: George W. Jacobs, 1907. Available at FHL. Digital versions available at Ancestry ($); Family History Archives; Google Books (full-view); and World Vital Records ($).

Rev. Samuel A. Wallis's history of Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[5]

Parish Records

Parish Registers

Some births in the parish between 1730 and 1737 were recorded in the vestry book. Abstracts:

  • Lee, Ida J. "Births from the Truro Parish Vestry Book," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr. 1930):190. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital version at JSTOR ($).
Vestry Books

Digital images of the original Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book (1732-1785) and the Proceedings of the Overseers of the Poor (1787-1802) are available online, courtesy: Truro Church website.

These records have also been abstracted and indexed:

  • Truro Parish and Pohick Church. Minutes of the Vestry, Truro Parish, Virginia, 1732-1785. Lorton, Va.: Pohick Church; Annandale, Va.: Baptie Studios, c1974. Available at FHL.


Wikipedia has more about this subject: Pohick Church


  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Pohick Church," Wikipedia, accessed 1 February 2011.
  2. "The Falls Church," in National Register of Historic Places Inventory, p. 8, accessed 17 February 2011.
  3. "Goose Creek Chapel", The Historical Marker Database.
  4. 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).
  5. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 122-128.