Mount Sinai Baptist Church

Mount Sinai Baptist Church (HMX06)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23437
Country: United States of America

N 36° 38.228', W 76° 49.778'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 137 views
Inscription
In 1868, the formerly enslaved Rev. Israel Cross founded Mount Sinai Baptist Church in a log building here on Benjamin Howell's land. He allegedly never closed a sermon without saying, "Buy some land, build a home, and get some education." In 1871, the congregation replaced the log church with a wood-frame building, later remodeled in 1908 and 1911. The current Gothic Revival building was constructed in 1921. Carter G. Woodson, author of The Rural Negro (1930 Edition), called it "An Unusual Church for the Rural Community." Annexes were added to the church in 1966 and 2000.
Details
HM NumberHMX06
Tags
Marker NumberU 129
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:11am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 336428 N 4056178
Decimal Degrees36.63713333, -76.82963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.228', W 76° 49.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 13.68" N, 76° 49' 46.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6093 Co Rd 616, Suffolk VA 23437, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?