First Baptist Church (Centralia)

First Baptist Church (Centralia) (HM21BA)

Location: Chester, VA 23831 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.863', W 77° 27.318'

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In 1867, the African American members of
nearby Salem Baptist Church separated and
founded Salem African Baptist Church. The
new congregation held worship services under
a brush arbor before constructing a building
here on a one-acre tract deeded in 1869 by
members of the mother church. The congregation
soon changed its name to First Baptist Church
(Centralia). Early in the 20th century, members
erected a large new sanctuary incorporating
elements of the Gothic Revival and Colonial
Revival styles. Razed by fire in 1996, this
structure was rebuilt to original specifications
in 1997, In 1963, the growing congregation
moved two miles east.
HM NumberHM21BA
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282614 N 4139973
Decimal Degrees37.38105000, -77.45530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.863', W 77° 27.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 51.78" N, 77° 27' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4410 Centralia Rd, Chester VA 23831, US
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