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Near Hague in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Zion Baptist Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Zion Baptist Church is home to one of the oldest African American congregations in Westmoreland County. Before slavery ended, according to local tradition, services were first held under a dogwood bush arbor on Gawen’s Farm, near Tucker Hill, approximately one and a half miles north of here. The members had most likely worshiped at the nearby white Machodoc (Sandy Valley) Baptist Church. Zion Baptist Church was formally organized in 1867, when the congregation constructed a log building. During the latter half of the 1800s, a fire and expanding membership required the construction of two other buildings. The 14 present church was erected in 1932.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JT-18.)
 
Location. 38° 3.57′ N, 76° 37.752′ W. Marker is near Hague, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Copley Highway (Virginia Route 202) and Zion Church Road (County Route 611), on the right when traveling east on Copley Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hague VA 22469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yeocomico Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington’s Mother
Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Zion Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Richard Henry Lee’s Grave (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Burnt House Field (approx. 1.2 miles away); McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Nomini Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hague.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Zion Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
3. Zion Baptist Church
The church is about 1¼ miles north on Zion Church Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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