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

First Baptist Church

Manakin

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized as Dover Mines Church about 1863, First Baptist Church, Manakin is one of the oldest African American churches in Goochland County. Its members separated from Dover Baptist Church. Initially conducting their services at different sites, the Dover Mines congregation eventually converted a tool house into a church nearby. In 1891, trustees W. T. Taylor, Scott Houston, and John Christian purchased the Deitrick Hotel lot property here. Church members built this picturesque Italianate church in 1922, using some bricks from the 18th century. According to tradition, the church members hauled the 18th-century bricks from the nearby ruins of Dover Anglican Church.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-59.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 37° 36.112′ N, 77° 42.186′ W. Marker is near
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By Adam Margolis, December 23, 2014
2. First Baptist Church Marker
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Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road West (Virginia Route 6) and Manakin Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manakin Sabot VA 23103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huguenot Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mowhemcho-Manakin Town (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Huguenot Settlement (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Huguenot Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away); Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Huguenot Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tuckahoe (approx. 3 miles away).
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adam Margolis, December 23, 2014
3. First Baptist Church Marker
Marker is near the left side of the image.
First Baptist Church Manakin image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
4. First Baptist Church Manakin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   4. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jan. 27, 2022