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Near Broadway in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Mennonite Meeting House in Virginia

 
 
First Mennonite Meeting House in Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 10, 2021
1. First Mennonite Meeting House in Virginia Marker
Inscription.  
Approximately 150 yards north of this marker is the site of the first meeting house built by the Mennonites in Virginia.

The first building, a log structure of 20 x 25 feet, was erected in 1822 according to local tradition and given the name Trissels Mennonite Church.

This congregation is the historical progenitor of the Mennonite Churches of the Virginia Conference.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 38° 36.133′ N, 78° 50.86′ W. Marker is near Broadway, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Hisers Lane (County Route 752) 0.8 miles north of Trissels Road (County Route 809), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broadway VA 22815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elder John Kline Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trissels Mennonite Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincoln's Virginia Ancestors (approx. 3.1 miles away); Baxter House
Trissels Mennonite Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 10, 2021
2. Trissels Mennonite Church and Marker
Brass tablet is to the left of the double doors. The white cornerstone is behind the railing further left.
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Mannheim (approx. 3.8 miles away); George Chrisman House (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broadway.
 
Trissels Mennonite Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 10, 2021
3. Trissels Mennonite Church Cornerstone
Trissels Mennonite Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 10, 2021
4. Trissels Mennonite Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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