Bethlehem Baptist Church Historical

Bethlehem Baptist Church Historical (HM1WFF)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22306 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 44.639', W 77° 4.859'

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According to tradition, the earliest congregation, which would become the Bethlehem Baptist Church, was organized circa 1863 by Samuel K. Taylor, a former slave, who preached in the homes of the African-American residents of Gum Springs. Shortly after the Civil War ended the first building was used as both a house of worship and school. The cornerstone was laid for a new church in April 1884. Third and fourth edifices were built respectively in 1930 and 1993. The church grew with the African-American community and continues to be an important center of religious activity in Gum Springs.
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319147 N 4290422
Decimal Degrees38.74398333, -77.08098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.639', W 77° 4.859'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 38.34" N, 77° 4' 51.54" W
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Area Code(s)703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7832-7836 Fordson Rd, Alexandria VA 22306, US
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