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Denbigh Parish

 
 
Denbigh Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 12, 2013
1. Denbigh Parish Marker
Inscription. Denbigh Parish was established about 1635 and took its name from the nearby Denbigh plantation. During colonial times, the Anglican parish administered ecclesiastical and some civil affairs for the upper portion of Elizabeth City Corporation, later Warwick County and present-day Newport News. Nearby on the banks of the Warwick River stood the first Denbigh Parish Church constructed before 1635. By 1686, a new structure near here replaced the former building. The Denbigh Parish and other local parishes in Warwick County were combined by 1725 to form Warwick Parish. A frame structure for Warwick Parish was built here about 1774 and the Baptists began using the site by 1834.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-65.)
 
Location. 37° 6.356′ N, 76° 30.562′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Mitchell Point Road 0.1 miles west of Oyster Point Road (Virginia Route 171). Touch for map. Marker is at the parking lot entrance to Denbigh Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13010 Mitchell Point Road, Newport News VA 23602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Peninsula Defense Line (approx. ¼ mile away);
Denbigh Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 12, 2013
2. Denbigh Parish Marker
Denbigh Baptist Church is in the background.
Young’s Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Mathews Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Young’s Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Young’s Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Providence Mennonite Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Two USCT Heroes (approx. 1.3 miles away); Warwick County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Denbigh Baptist Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 12, 2013
3. Denbigh Baptist Church and Cemetery
Graves here date from the mid-1800s.
Denbigh Baptist Church Foundings Stone image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 12, 2013
4. Denbigh Baptist Church Foundings Stone
Denbigh Baptist Church
Organized 1774
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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