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Truro Episcopal Church
Fairfax, Virginia

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Truro Church takes its name from Truro Parish, created by the General Assembly of Virginia in 1732. The parish included the present Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church. Consecrated as Zion Church in 1845 on the present site of Truro Chapel, the original white frame structure was the first Episcopal Church in the City of Fairfax.

The congregation of Zion Church was forced to abandon the structure to Union troops during the Civil War. During the war, the church was used as a munitions storehouse and then destroyed. At the end of the Civil War, the congregation of Zion Church re-formed and the church was rebuilt and consecrated in 1878.

Zion Church remained in active use from 1875 through 1933, when a new church -- currently known as Truro Chapel -- was built to serve the growing congregation of 100 parishioners. The new church was consecrated on May 1, 1934 as Truro Episcopal Church. In 1959, a new and larger church with a seating capacity of 500 was completed to accommodate the suburban growth of Northern Virginia. Major expansion of the Church in 1984 advanced it to the way it looks today and increased the seating capacity to 750.

Text © 1994 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1994 Bill Harrah

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