Founded in 1932, Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church and Cemetery are prominently sited at Rock Castle Gap in Floyd County, at about 3,200 feet above sea level. The church began as a mission of Buffalo Mountain Church around 1930 when Rev. Childress began holding services and Sunday school at a one-room school in the Slate community, five miles southeast of Buffalo Mountain Church. Soon thereafter, community members began excavating sand from Burks Fork for delivery at the church site.
Beautiful crystal quartz rocks were brought from family farms and were placed on both sides of the Slate Mountain Church front entrance.
In addition to its unusually beautiful setting, the Slate Mountain Church is perhaps most notable for and its lovely stained-glass windows.
~ Michael Pulice, DHR architectural historian, Western Region Preservation Office.
Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church
239 Rock Church Road
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120