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'

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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.
HM NumberHMX06
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
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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
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6093 Co Rd 616, Suffolk VA 23437, US
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