First Baptist Church Manakin - 1922 - Manakin-Sabot, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 36.112 W 077° 42.186
18S E 261374 N 4165078
Quick Description: A historic church right next to Route 6.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2014 9:21:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMN48C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Organized as Dover Mines Church about 1863, First Baptist Church, Manakin is one of the oldest African American churches in Goochland County. Its members separated from Dover Baptist Church. Initially conducting their services at different sites, the Dover Mines congregation eventually converted a tool house into a church nearby. In 1891, trustees W. T. Taylor, Scott Houston, and John Christian purchased the Deitrick Hotel lot property here. Church members built this picturesque Italianate church in 1922, using some bricks from the 18th century. According to tradition, the church members hauled the 18th-century bricks from the nearby ruins of Dover Anglican Church."
Year of construction: 1922

Full inscription:
First Bapt. Church Manakin VA. Erected by Rev J.H. Brown Sept. 4. 1922

Cross-listed waymark: Not listed

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