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Near Kilmarnock in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Morattico Baptist Church
 
Morattico Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
1. Morattico Baptist Church Marker
 
Inscription. On the hill is Morattico Church, organized in 1778, the mother Baptist church of the Northern Neck. The present building was erected in 1856. Lewis Lunsford, first pastor, is buried here.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number JX-5.)
 
Location. 37° 45.252′ N, 76° 21.786′ W. Marker is near Kilmarnock, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 200) and Morattico Church Road (County Route 679), on the left when traveling north on Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 Morattico Church Rd, Kilmarnock VA 22482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Ditchley and Cobbs (approx. 1.3 miles away); First American Woman Missionary to China (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kilmarnock (approx. 3.1 miles away); White Marsh Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Corotoman (approx. 6 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 6 miles away); Christ Church Lancaster (approx. 6.1 miles away); Barford (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kilmarnock.
 
More about this marker. While the marker is in Northumberland County, the church, 700 feet away, is in Lancaster County.
 
Morattico Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
2. Morattico Baptist Church Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  The Roll Call Heritage Column for Jan. 20, 2005. By Robert Dilday. “Lewis Lunsford, ‘the boy preacher,’ also was a household name in the Northern Neck. He was the founding pastor of Morattico Baptist Church as well as pastor of Nomini and Wicomico Baptist churches. He preached far and wide; and in the struggle for religious liberty, he had his meetings interrupted by mob violence. ” (Submitted on November 13, 2009.) 
 
Morattico Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
3. Morattico Baptist Church
 
 
Morattico Baptist Church. View from the Marker. Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
4. Morattico Baptist Church. View from the Marker.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 812 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Lewis Lunsford gravesite • Photos of the inside of the church • Can you help?
 
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