" The first Church- The first meeting house was built from logs which were cut from the forest. Rock steps were used at the entrance. Those steps are still being used at the present structure. The date, 1771, is cut upon them. The constitution was drawn up and adopted in 1771. This constitution is seventeen years older than our Federal constitution. No records of the church are available untill 1781. The first meeting house was built near the historical village of Peytonsburg. Peytonsburg was the county seat of Halifax County from 1752 to 1767. At that time Pittsylvania County was a part of Halifax County. This village was in Halifax County. In this village was a courthouse, a prison, a nude scaffold for the execution of criminals and a graveyard where the criminals were buried whose bodies were not claimed by relatives."
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