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Manly Memorial Baptist Church

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Manly Memorial Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Manly Memorial Baptist Church was founded May 9, 1841 as the Lexington Baptist Church by 12 women and 4 men from Neriah Baptist. Col. John Jordan built the first sanctuary on Nelson Street behind the Presbyterian Church. The church was renamed Manly Memorial in 1925 for Dr. Charles Manly (Pastor 1903 - 1914), former President of Furman University and son of Basil Manly, Sr. The current sanctuary was built in 1919. This church helped establish First (1867), Buena Vista (1891), Glasgow (1891) and Highland (1980) Baptist Churches.
 
Erected by Manly Memorial Baptist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1841.
 
Location. 37° 46.967′ N, 79° 26.662′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Business U.S. 11) and East Preston Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 S Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
2. Manly Memorial Baptist Church
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a direct line); Rev. Lylburn Downing (about 300 feet away); Margaret J. Preston (about 300 feet away); Soldier John Grisby (about 600 feet away); Michael Miley (about 600 feet away); Edward Tarr (about 600 feet away); Mike Seeger (about 600 feet away); Thomas Jefferson (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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