Sharon Baptist Church

Sharon Baptist Church (HM214D)

Location: Green Bay, VA 23942 Prince Edward County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.486', W 78° 20.022'

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On this site prior to 1745 the Church of England's
Raleigh Parish established Sandy River Chapel.
Construction was completed on a new wooden
church by 1765, some of which is believed to
survive within the present building. In 1782 several
different denominations began using it as a
meetinghouse. It became Sharon Baptist Church
in Oct. 1827 with the Rev. Daniel Witt as its first
minister. Witt and his boyhood friend Jeremiah
Jeter were the first missionaries for the Baptist
General Association of Virginia, conducting
reaching tours in eastern and western Virginia
in 1823. Witt served as pastor here until his
death in 1871 and is buried here.
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HM NumberHM214D
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 736611 N 4121288
Decimal Degrees37.20810000, -78.33370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.486', W 78° 20.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 29.16" N, 78° 20' 1.3199999999999" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 612, Green Bay VA 23942, US
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