Near Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Mt. Tabor Baptist Church
The Mt. Tabor Baptist Church was one of the earliest churches established in Monongalia County, VA. Revolutionary War Patriot Benjamin Wilson and his wife Eleanor donated an acre of land for the church and cemetery in 1803. The Works Progress Administration recorded 11 graves at this site in 1937. The cemetery includes the burial places of Revolutionary War soldier Lt. John Dent, his wife Margaret Evans Dent (daughter of Colonel John Evans), and Benjamin and Eleanor Wilson.
The 24' by 30' hewn log structure is pictured above in the 1930s. Photographs courtesy of the West Virginia & Regional History Center, WVU Libraries.
Erected 2018 by The Elizabeth Ludington Hagans-Colonel John Evans Chapter, NSDAR.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. 39° 37.751′ N, 80° 3.461′ W. Marker is near Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on John Fox Road (West Virginia Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lynch Chapel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dents Run Covered Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cassville Veterans Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Christopher No. 3 Mine Tragedy (approx. 3.3 miles away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. 3.3 miles away); Scott's Run Railway Co. (approx. 3.3 miles away); They Counted (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
More about this marker. The marker is located on a hilly single-lane gravel road. Be prepared for these conditions when visiting this location.
Regarding Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. No grave markers were observed within the vicinity of the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.