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Near Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shiloh Baptist Church

 
 
Shiloh Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2012
1. Shiloh Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  According to tradition, African Americans from the Mason Neck area and others who had recently moved to Virginia from Maryland formed a religious congregation in 1869. They built a log church on the north side of Gunston Road in 1878 where their cemetery remains. In 1900 the congregation purchased the "Gunston White School," built about 1883, located on the south side of Gunston Road. That building has been incorporated into an expanded church structure. The church continues to be a center of community life on Mason Neck.
 
Erected 2011 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission series list.
 
Location. 38° 40.105′ N, 77° 10.2′ W. Marker is near Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Gunston Road (Virginia Route 242), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Shiloh Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2012
2. Shiloh Baptist Church Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10704 Gunston Road, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A “Considerable Force” (approx. 0.6 miles away); What Lies Beneath (approx. 0.6 miles away); Organizing Nature (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Resources within Themselves” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor (approx. 2 miles away); ‘Thermo-Con’ House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Warehouse District (approx. 2.2 miles away); Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorton.
 
Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2012
3. Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery
Across the road from the church and marker.
Shiloh Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 11, 2019
4. Shiloh Baptist Church
This portion of the church complex was the “Gunston White School.”
Cupola image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 11, 2019
5. Cupola
Fairfax County Seal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 11, 2019
6. Fairfax County Seal
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2019. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2012.   4, 5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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