(Piscataway Baptist Church)Founded nearby as Piscataway Baptist Church on 13 Mar. 1774, Mt. Zion Baptist Church was the first Baptist church in the region. Endeavoring to stop the spread of the Baptist movement, local authorities arrested Baptist ministers John Waller, John Shackleford, Robert Ware, and Ivison Lewis after the first church service for "preaching and expounding the Scriptures contrary to the law." In 1818 the church moved across the road from this site. The current brick building was constructed in 1854. In 1856 the congregation changed its name to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
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|Marker Number||O 41|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328777 N 4188640|
|Decimal Degrees||37.82913333, -76.94560000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 49.748', W 76° 56.736'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 49' 44.88" N, 76° 56' 44.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11301-11317 US-360, Tappahannock VA 22560, US|
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