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Rapidan in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crooked Run Baptist Church

 
 
Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Crooked Run Baptist Church was organized in 1772 and is named for the stream that flows nearby. James Garnett Sr., one of the early pastors, served the congregation from 1774 until close to his death in 1830. Another member, Thomas Ammon, became a minister and was imprisoned in Culpeper Jail for preaching in the late 1700s. The first meeting of the Orange Baptist Association occurred here in 1789. At first the members met in a meetinghouse, but by 1856 they had built a brick structure. This church was destroyed by fire in 1910 and rebuilt that same year using the remains of the brick walls.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F 21.)
 
Location. 38° 21.723′ N, 78° 6.441′ W. Marker is in Rapidan, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the church parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Rapidan VA 22733, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison County / Culpeper County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jackson’s Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Washington Carver Regional High School
Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hand-to-Hand Fighting (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Crooked Run Baptist Church. A previous F-21 also titled Crooked Run Baptist Church, read "This church was organized in 1772. Among its first pastors was Thomas Ammon, who had once been imprisoned for preaching. In 1789, the first meeting of the Orange Association was held at this church."
 
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Entrance to Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Entrance to Church
View of Church from the Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
4. View of Church from the Road
The church stands on a small hill beside the road, offering a good view of the Crooked Run Valley.
Cemetery Beside the Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
5. Cemetery Beside the Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,578 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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