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Mount Sinai Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Sinai Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2011
1. Mount Sinai Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1868, the formerly enslaved Rev. Israel Cross founded Mount Sinai Baptist Church in a log building here on Benjamin Howell's land. He allegedly never closed a sermon without saying, "Buy some land, build a home, and get some education." In 1871, the congregation replaced the log church with a wood-frame building, later remodeled in 1908 and 1911. The current Gothic Revival building was constructed in 1921. Carter G. Woodson, author of The Rural Negro (1930 Edition), called it "An Unusual Church for the Rural Community." Annexes were added to the church in 1966 and 2000.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U 129.)
 
Location. 36° 38.228′ N, 76° 49.778′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on Holy Neck Road (County Road 616) 0.6 miles south of Old South Quay Road (County Road 686), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6093 Holy Neck Rd, Suffolk VA 23437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nansemond County Training School (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Ruritan Club (approx. 4.1 miles away); South Quay
Mount Sinai Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2011
2. Mount Sinai Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Battle of Franklin (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Blackwater Line (approx. 5.6 miles away); Confederate Commissary Center (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Barretts: A Franklin Pioneer Family (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Age of Steam (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Sinai Baptist Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Mount Sinai Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2011
3. Mount Sinai Baptist Church
Mount Sinai Baptist Church interior image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places, March 14, 2006
4. Mount Sinai Baptist Church interior
Mount Sinai Baptist Church interior image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places, March 14, 2006
5. Mount Sinai Baptist Church interior
Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2011
6. Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cornerstone
In memory of Rev. I. Cross, D.D. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2011
7. In memory of Rev. I. Cross, D.D.
Born 1839. Ordained 1870. 40 years pastor of Mt. Sinai, Morning Star & Piney Grove Churches. Died May 23, 1911.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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