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Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Zion Poplars Baptist Church
 
Zion Poplars Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Zion Poplars Baptist Church Marker
 
Inscription. Zion Poplars Baptist Church houses one of the oldest independent African-American congregations in Gloucester County. It is named for seven united poplar trees under which the founding members first met for worship in 1866. The church was erected one and a half miles to the south in 1894 in the Gothic Revival architectural style, with both Victorian and classical detailing. During the 1930s the church was moved 110 feet because of road construction. The interior exhibits the creative craftsmanship of Frank Braxton, a former slave. The church was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Reources. (Marker Number NW 16.)
 
Location. 37° 24.419′ N, 76° 31.792′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) 0.8 miles south of Belroi Road (Virginia Route 616), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt. James Daniel Gardner (approx. half a mile away); Gloucester in the Civil War (approx. half a mile away); To the Confederate Dead of Gloucester (approx. half a mile away); Court House (approx. half a mile away); In Memoriam John Clayton (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Calhoun Walker (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Gwynn's Island (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ware Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gloucester.
 
US-17 (facing south) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. US-17 (facing south)
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Zion Poplars Baptist Church. Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Gloucester, Va (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Zion Poplars Baptist Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Zion Poplars Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Zion Poplars Baptist Church
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 523 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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