Oak Grove Baptist Church

Oak Grove Baptist Church (HMFW6)

Location: Oakpark, VA 22730 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 22.107', W 78° 10.806'

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Joe Thoms, Sr., a slave harness-maker, foundedOak Grove Baptist Church during the Civil War at his nearby log cabin, which burned in 1869. The congregation then met here, on land owned by John J. Robinson, a white farmer, in a grove of oaks they called the "bush arbor." In 1870, Joe Thorns, with Deacons Ambrose Tolliver, Frank Walker, Ed Redd, John Williams, Charles Brock, Spot Mallory, and Ambrose Thoms, built a small frame church here. The third church replaced it in 1894, when Robinson donated the land. A great-great-grandson of Joe Thoms became pastor in 1982.
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HM NumberHMFW6
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Marker NumberG-13
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 746358 N 4250461
Decimal Degrees38.36845000, -78.18010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.107', W 78° 10.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 6.42" N, 78° 10' 48.36" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4801-5151 State Rte 634, Oakpark VA 22730, US
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