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Lanexa in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Liberty Baptist Church

 
 
Liberty Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Liberty Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Liberty Church was organized in 1830 with 25 members led by Elder Thomas S. Morris. In 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention appointed Samuel Cornelius Clopton, son of the second pastor, Elder James Clopton, as its first missionary. The third pastor, Elder John "Parson" Turner, served without pay, 1837-1867. During Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign of 1862, retreating Confederate soldiers destroyed the nearby bridge over Diascund Creek to slow the Federal advance on Richmond. Union forces rebuilt the bridge with floorboards and joists from the original church. For a century, church members were baptized in the creek. The present sanctuary was built in 1930.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 37° 25.45′ N, 76° 53.67′ W. Marker
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is in Lanexa, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) and Liberty Church Road, on the left when traveling east on Pocahontas Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15810 Liberty Church Road, Lanexa VA 23089, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooper's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Tyree's Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Diascund Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); New Kent County (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort James (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Stage Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); New Kent County / James City County (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lanexa.
 
Also see . . .  Liberty Baptist Church. (Submitted on March 7, 2009.)
 
Liberty Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Liberty Baptist Church Marker
Modern Liberty Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
3. Modern Liberty Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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