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Accomac in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elijah Baker

Pioneer Baptist of the Eastern Shore of Virginia

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 17, 2014
1. Elijah Baker Marker
Inscription. who landed at Hunt's Point, Old Plantation Creek, on Easter Sunday 1776 and the same day preached the first Baptist sermon, “At the End of a Horsing Tree.” Opposition of the established church caused him to be deported; but kind Providence brought him back. He was later imprisoned 56 days in the Old Debtors' Jail at Accomac for the crime of preaching the Gospel. (Acts: IV; 19, 20)

In gratitude for the rich heritage that is ours because of his suffering and imprisonment, this memorial is erected by the churches of the Accomac Baptist Association, April 4, 1926.
 
Erected 1926 by Accomac Baptist Association.
 
Location. 37° 43.198′ N, 75° 39.975′ W. Marker is in Accomac, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Business U.S. 13) and Back Street (County Route T-1503), on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Click for map. Located north of Drummondtown Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23747 Front Street, Accomac VA 23301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Makemie Statue (approx. mile away); Debtors Prison (approx. mile away); Accomac Historic District
Elijah Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 17, 2014
2. Elijah Baker Marker
(approx. mile away); Birthplace of Governor Wise (approx. 0.3 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War I (approx. 0.3 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War II, Korea & Vietnam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Nottingham Smith High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Onancock (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Accomac.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 3 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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