“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Columbia Baptist Church

Columbia Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Clifford, March 27, 2009
1. Columbia Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1859, the church trustees bought this ½ acre (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell Grant) for $100. The 2-story clapboard over timber church served as a Union hospital and appears in Matthew Brady photos. Pastor John Read was shot by Mosby Troops as Union spy. When congregation became inactive, church was site of 1875 first town council meeting and first public school. Jefferson Institute, 1875 to 1882. Church was reorganized in 1880 and relocated in 1909 to West Columbia St. Church here was demolished and replaced by Episcopalian parish hall in 1920
Erected by City of Falls Church.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, City of Falls Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 38° 52.882′ N, 77° 10.191′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on East Broad Street (Virginia Route 7), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harriet and George Brice (about 500 feet away); To the Glory of God and in Honor of George Washington (about 500 feet away); Henry Fairfax (about 500 feet away); James Wren (about 500 feet away); Star Tavern (about 500 feet away); New York Memorial Stone at Falls Church (about 500 feet away); Town Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Carl Clifford of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,928 times since then and 86 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Carl Clifford of Arlington, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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