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Near Peola Mills in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

F. T. Baptist Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
1. F. T. Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. F. T. Baptist Church was founded nearby as Ragged Mountain Church in 1778. According to tradition the congregation worshipped in a log structure at Sharp Rock until about 1802 before moving to the former F. T. Village by 1804 where it became known as F. T. Baptist Church. F. T. stands for Francis Thornton who received land grants in the region from the 1730s to the early 1750s. In 1816 the congregation moved to the present site and built a new structure. By 1884 the present church was constructed nearby and an addition was added later. F. T. Baptist Church fostered the founding of other churches.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-100.)
 
Location. 38° 33.15′ N, 78° 14.154′ W. Marker is near Peola Mills, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on F.T. Valley Road (Virginia Route 231) near Sharp Rock Road / Slate Mills Road (County Route 707), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sperryville VA 22740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mosby and Sneden (approx. 4.9 miles away); John Jackson—Traditional Musician (approx.
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
2. F. T. Baptist Church Marker
4.9 miles away); Rappahannock County / Culpeper County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Rag (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pope’s Army of Virginia (approx. 7.2 miles away); Medical Miracle (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sister Caroline (approx. 7.3 miles away); John Kiger's Second Lot (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  F. T. Baptist Church. (Submitted on June 18, 2008.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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By Forest McDermott, May 11, 2009
3. F. T. Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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