Built in 1858, this
picturesque country Gothic church is distinguished by its rustic Gothic
porches and lych (roofed) gate. Charles Green, an English cotton merchant
from Savannah who built a dwelling at The Lawn nearby,
donated the land on which the church stands. During the Civil War, Green
objected when Union troops attempted to seize the church for a hospital,
claiming that a clause in the deed provided that the land would revert
to him if its religious use ceased, thereby making it English property.
The church was thus the only one in the county not damaged by Union forces.
Several Civil War soldiers are buried in the church cemetery, including
one of Col. John S. Mosby's Confederate rangers, Captain Bradford Smith
Hoskins. Wounded nearby in 1863, Hoskins was brought by Green to The Lawn,
where he died.
Front/ Side view of Greenwich Presbyterian
Church and Cemetery
Photograph courtesy of Scenic America: Deborah L. Myerson
The Greenwich Presbyterian Church is located at 9510 Burwell Rd.,
Greenwich. For more information on the church and its accessibility
visit the church's website.