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Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Big Lick Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By Kevin W., February 20, 2021
1. Big Lick Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  Scots-Irish Presbyterians arrived in this region in the mid-18th century. Those in the Big Lick community (later the City of Roanoke) built Ebenezer Church ca. 1802 and established Big Lick Presbyterian Church in 1851. Under the leadership of Rev. William C. Campbell, pastor from 1881 to 1923, the church planted seven new congregations during a period of tremendous population growth, and later founded two more. The church changed its name to First Presbyterian Church in 1891. After meeting for 50 years at Church St. and Third Ave. downtown, the congregation moved to its Gothic Revival sanctuary here in 1929. The church became known as First Evangelical  Presbyterian in 2016.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 162.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 14.966′ N, 79° 56.707′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on McClanahan Street SW just east of Jefferson Street, on the right
Big Lick Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 20, 2021
2. Big Lick Presbyterian Church and Marker
when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2101 Jefferson Street SW, Roanoke VA 24014, 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. A Colonial Ford (approx. half a mile away); The Roanoke Star (approx. 0.7 miles away); Roanoke (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Patrick Henry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boxley Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); McNeil Drive (approx. 1˝ miles away); Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain (approx. 1˝ miles away); Roanoke Milestones (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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