“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

First Baptist Church


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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion.
Location. 37° 36.112′ N, 77° 42.186′ W. Marker is near Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road West (Virginia Route
First Baptist Church Manakin image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. First Baptist Church Manakin
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. William Webber (within shouting distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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