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Kesslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Zoar Baptist Church

 
 
Zoar Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Zoar Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized on April 17, 1824 by twelve members from the Hopewell Church in Fayette County at the home of Henry Morris on Peter’s Creek. The first building of frame, constructed in 1840, was destroyed by Union soldiers in 1861. The building was replaced but it burned in 1879. A new church was erected, but it too was destroyed by fire in 1955. The present building was erected in 1955.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.065′ N, 80° 56.344′ W. Marker is in Kesslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Summersville Lake Road (West Virginia Route 129) 0.2 miles west of Whitewater Road (Local Route 9), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6376 Summersville Lake Rd, Summersville WV 26651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keslers Cross Lanes / First County Court
Zoar Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Zoar Baptist Church Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Cross Lanes Battle (approx. ¼ mile away); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fight At Ramsey’s Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Journey's End (approx. 1.6 miles away); "Follow Me My Men, Charge!" (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Friendley Fire (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Zoar Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
3. Zoar Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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