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Near Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buck Marsh Baptist Church

 
 
Buck Marsh Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Buck Marsh Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized near this spot by Wm. and Daniel Fristoe in 1772. Constituted by elders John Marks and John Garrard, the later serving as its pastor. James Ireland served as pastor from 1778–1806 and is buried here.
 
Erected 1958 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number J 1a.)
 
Location. 39° 9.846′ N, 77° 58.537′ W. Marker is near Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340) and Trapp Hill Road (County Route 729), on the right when traveling south on Lord Fairfax Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buck Marsh Fight (a few steps from this marker); Berryville Wagon Train Raid (approx. half a mile away); Lee’s Bivouac (approx. half a mile away); James Ireland (approx. 0.8 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Berryville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harry F. Byrd Sr. (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Berryville.
 
Regarding Buck Marsh Baptist Church. Buck Marsh Church site is
J 1a near the Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) Overpass image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. J 1a near the Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) Overpass
The Buck Marsh Baptist Church marker is one of the last "old" markers in Clarke County, as evidenced by the date erected, text style, and font.
north of present day John Mosby Highway (Route 7) but is inaccessible at present.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,795 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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