Lake Ridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church
This was the first Baptist Church established in Prince William County, circa 1774. It was led by Elder David Thomas. This was the first of three churches at this site. The last church built in, 1836, stood until it collapsed on Christmas Eve, 1987. The last Pastor, William M. Smoot (1874 - 1938) is buried nearby. The Church stood silent after 1938. Stones from the foundation designated "Stone of Angels" were gathered to mark this site by D.S. Alexander, Trustee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
Location. 38° 41.483′ N, 77° 21.829′ W. Marker is in Lake Ridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Davis Ford Road (Virginia Route 642) and Bacon Race Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22192, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon Race Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Operations (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bacon Race Church and Cemetery World Trade Center Monument (approx. one mile away); Freedom Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); 9/11 Liberty Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Wagon Route (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Ridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,962 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on October 3, 2023, by N. Jozsa of Woodbridge, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.