The Lake Chapel

The Lake Chapel [excavated foundation 16' x 48'] was built around 1837 for the religious instruction of the enslaved community. The chapel was reputed to house the largest pre-Civil War Episcopal congregation in North Carolina. Between 1837 and 1863, the chapel's parish register names 55 enslaved couples who were married, 699 people baptized, 233 confirmed, 253 communicants, and 230 buried.

The Lake Chapel

Chapel Interior Plan

Lake Chapel Foundation Ruins