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Near Glen Allen in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Preston Clarke

 
 
John Preston Clarke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 19, 2014
1. John Preston Clarke Marker
Inscription. The Rev. John Preston Clarke (1831-1915), a free black man, and his Madagascar-born wife, Lucy Ann Renibe Winston, were raised in a Quaker community of free blacks in Montpelier. Ordained a minister in 1867, Clarke helped foster black institutions through individual enterprise and spiritual leadership. He is associated with eight central Virginia Baptist churches: Abner, Bethany, Ebenezer, Fifth Baptist, Greenwood, Mount Olive, St. James, and Shiloh, all of which remain active. Clarke and his wife are buried on land they owned and farmed west of Ashland in an area known as Winston Estates.
 
Erected 2014 by Hanover County.
 
Location. 37° 43.328′ N, 77° 37.076′ W. Marker is near Glen Allen, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Abner Church Road (Virginia Route 624) 0.3 miles north of Ashland Road (Virginia Route 623), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15143 Abner Church Road, Glen Allen VA 23059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mercer Hugh Cosby Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shady Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stuart Turns North
Abner Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 19, 2014
2. Abner Baptist Church
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Springfield School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Short Pump (approx. 4.9 miles away); Echo Lake (approx. 5.1 miles away); Deep Run School (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Also see . . .  Our History. Abner Baptist Church (Submitted on December 19, 2014.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Abner Baptist Church Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 19, 2014
3. Abner Baptist Church Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Debra Dandridge of Glen Allen, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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