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Near Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethel Church

 
 
Bethel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. Bethel Church Marker
Inscription. Two miles west. The first church was built by Colonel Robert Doak in 1779. Captain James Tate, an elder, led in the battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse (1781) a company drawn mainly from this church. In the churchyard 23 Revolutionary soldiers are buried. The present building was erected in 1888.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A 53.)
 
Location. 38° 1.911′ N, 79° 8.321′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) and Howardsville Road (Virginia Route 701), on the right when traveling south on Lee Jackson Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roanoke College (a few steps from this marker); Avenue of Trees (approx. 3 miles away); Middlebrook Historic District (approx. 4.3 miles away); Virginia Institute (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); John Colter
US Rt 11 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. US Rt 11 (facing south)
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Augusta County Training School (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Staunton.
 
Also see . . .  Bethel Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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