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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Suffolk Church

 
 
First Suffolk Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. First Suffolk Church Marker
Inscription. Here stood the Colonial Suffolk Church, a large, cross-shaped, brick building, erected in 1753 as the second parish church of Upper Parish, Nansemond County, and the first house of worship in the town of Suffolk. It survived the burning of Suffolk by the British in 1779 but fell to ruin and was torn down by 1802.
 
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number QB 1.)
 
Location. 36° 44.19′ N, 76° 35.042′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Western Avenue and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Western Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of the First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Riddick’s Folly (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early History of Suffolk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siege of Suffolk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old City Hall Bell (approx. half a mile away); Obici-Oderzo Fountain Marker (approx. half a mile away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Western Ave & Church St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Western Ave & Church St
Western Ave (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. Western Ave (facing west)
Church site opposite marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
4. Church site opposite marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 19 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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