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Near Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Monmouth Church and Morrison's Birthplace

 
 
New Monmouth Church and Morrison's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. New Monmouth Church and Morrison's Birthplace Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the first church, built 1746. Just northeast was the birthplace of William McCutchan Morrison, born, 1867, died, 1918. A missionary to the Belgian Congo, he translated the Bible into native languages and exposed conditions there. Buried at Luebo, Congo.
 
Erected 1936 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number L 8.)
 
Location. 37° 48.502′ N, 79° 28.399′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is at the intersection of West Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and Beatty Hollow (Virginia Route 669), on the right when traveling west on West Midland Trail. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jane Todd Crawford (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Hall Academy Ruins (approx. 1.6 miles away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Last Home of Traveller (approx. 2.2 miles away); John Chavis (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lee-Jackson House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Morris House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington and Lee University (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
US Rt 60 & Beatty Hollow (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. US Rt 60 & Beatty Hollow (facing west)

1. William Morrison – The Experience of Godís Faithfulness. The Christian Observer (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. New Monmouth Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 71 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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