Historic Polegreen Church
"Historic Polegreen Church is known as the cradle of religious freedom," Leslie Luck, shown in this drone photo and Director of Operations of Historic Polegreen Church Foundation, said of the church site on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Samuel Davies, who inspired a young Patrick Henry, was Virginia's first licensed non-Anglican minister there from 1748 to 1759. The original church structure was burned down during the Civil War, and the current white steel beam structure, designed by Carlton Abbott, was erected at the site. Other than the historical importance and symbolism for religious freedom, the Historic Polegreen Church located in Hanover County, is a popular wedding venue, and was made even more popular since guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Mraz got married here.