CHURCH ON THE MAIN
The Conservancy permanently protects this 1.39 –acre site where the Church on the Main stood for around 100 years. The Battle of Greensprings was fought on the site, and it is believed the church served as a hospital for the battle’s wounded soldiers. An archeological team led by Alain Outlaw has been working on the site for many years. The team was able to locate the church’s foundation, and identified 210 gravesites that surrounded the actual church.
Boy Scout Troop 103 has, over the years, committed their time and energy to help maintain the site. More recently, the troop was instrumental in building the trail spur to the church site from the Greensprings Trail. Visitors on the trail can now visit the church site, which has been undergoing a beautification effort to give reverence to the historic parcel of land. An annual clean up day in April provides an opportunity for the troop to clean up debris and plant new trees and shrubs. The yearly event is called Andy’s Earth Day, in memory of Eagle Scout, Andrew Outlaw, who loved the land and nature that surrounded him.
A brick patio sits just outside the actual site of the church and pavers are available for purchase. Take a few minutes and read about the church’s history, then make your mark on history by purchasing a paver.