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Carsley in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jerusalem Baptist Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
1. Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Jerusalem Baptist Church was organized as Mt. Joy Baptist Church in 1867 at the nearby home of Mondoza Bailey, community leader and carpenter. Amelia “Mother” Howard assisted in the organization of this and six other churches. Sent by the United States Freedmen's Bureau, Howard, a teacher from Pennsylvania, helped to establish African American schools and churches in the region. Bailey led church members in the construction of a wooden building. Nancy Ellis James, born a free African American woman, and her family provided the land here for the church. The current brick structure was built in 1993.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historical Resources. (Marker Number K 320.)
 
Location. 37° 6.307′ N, 77° 1.022′ W. Marker is in Carsley, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Carsley Road (Virginia Route 615) 0.6 miles east of Martin Luther King Highway (Virginia Route 40), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6512 Carsley Road, Waverly VA 23890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute
Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
2. Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Wakefield and Pipsico (approx. 4.8 miles away); Swann’s Point (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cabin Point (approx. 5.6 miles away); Miles B. Carpenter (approx. 6.3 miles away); Coppahaunk Springs (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ellis Preaching House (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
3. Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker
Jerusalem Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
4. Jerusalem Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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