March 27, 2011

Golgotha Church, Falmouth, VA

I'm curious as to why a church would be named "Golgatha." If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be appreciative.

Also, I'm unsure if this is an African American congregation.

Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database


  1. Golgotha (place of skulls) does seem a rather grim name. However, "Golgotha" is interchangeable with the word "Calvary"...which gets wide use in church names.

  2. Interchangeable with Calvary....perfect! Thanks

  3. Nice to see these pictures. I drive past this when I visit my daughter at college, but I'm usually going too fast to get a good look. Thanks!