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Prince George includes the distinction of having the first privately owned farm in America, the William Cawson property where John Randolph of Roanoke was born. Nearby is located Appomattox Manor which until recently was the oldest property in America bearing the same family name of the original patentee, Captain Francis Eppes.
Prince George is also the home of the oldest Episcopalian church still standing and still being used as a house of worship in America. Merchants Hope Church was completed in 1657 and was named after the Merchants Hope Plantation that was located west of Martin's Brandon. Even though the church has undergone renovation and restoration, it is virtually the same structure today as it was when it was built 50 years after Jamestown was settled.
Another historic church that was originally in Prince George but has since been annexed by Petersburg is Old Blandford Church built in 1735. This church stands in Blandford Cemetery where approximately 30,000 Confederate soldiers as well as many early Prince George residents are buried.
The historic Civil War Battle of the Crater was also fought in Prince George, since that area did not become part of Petersburg until 1956.