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Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy

 
 
Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy Marker
Inscription.
On October 16, 1876, a tragic “false alarm” panic at the old Court Street Baptist Church resulted in the deaths of eight people attending a wedding reception there. One of these young women, Maria Wilson, age 17, is buried nearby.

No tombstones can be found for the others:
Maria S. Ransom, Mary Henry, Emma Powell, Adeline Burks, Lucinda Cox, Virginia Robinson, and Mildred Walls.
 
Location. 37° 24.942′ N, 79° 9.407′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Professor Frank Trigg (here, next to this marker); Lucy Mina Otey and the Ladie’s Relief Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Crippled Corps and VM.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Section (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons
Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Silas Green (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carl Porter Cato Rose Collection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Old City Cemetery. The oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use today - central Virginia's most unique public garden (Submitted on May 28, 2014.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 24 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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