Lebanon Church

Lebanon Church (HM6NT)

Location: Newport News, VA 23603
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.691', W 76° 34.335'

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The Campbellite congregation now associated with Lebanon Church was established about 1825. These followers of prominent religious leader Alexander Campbell originally shared the Chishiack "Cheesecake" Church in York County with other denominations. Friction with another sect using "Cheesecake" Church prompted the Lebanon congregation to move to Warwick County by 1848. The brick chapel was constructed here in 1859. Confederate General J. B. Magruder stationed cavalry at this strategic crossroads from Jan. through Apr. 1862. Union General W. F. Smith briefly had his headquarters here on 4 May 1862, en route to the Battle of Williamsburg. Union troops occupying the Peninsula continued to be stationed here until 1864.
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HM NumberHM6NT
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Marker NumberW 228
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:10am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360491 N 4119494
Decimal Degrees37.21151667, -76.57225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.691', W 76° 34.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 41.46" N, 76° 34' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 387 VA-238, Newport News VA 23603, US
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