St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

This modern day church sits on the site of the original St. Michael which was established in the 1750’s and one of the earliest churches in the area. The old church burying ground is located in the church yard and contains several Confederate soldiers, one of which is David Scantlon who was possibly the oldest drummer boy in the Army of Norther Virginia. He enlisted with Stonewall’s Brigade as a drummer at the age of 43. Also on this property is achurch monument tracing the history of the Germans in the New River Valley for the 1750’s to the post-bellum years. The church is located between the communities of Merrimac and Price’s Fork and would be a nice stop while visiting other points of interest along this route.

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Cemeteries, Civil War, Historic Homes, Historic Sites