Near Kilmarnock in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Morattico Baptist Church
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number JX-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 37° 45.252′ N, 76° 21.786′ W. Marker is near Kilmarnock, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 200) and Morattico Church Road (County Route 679), on the left when traveling north on Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 Morattico Church Rd, Kilmarnock VA 22482, 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. Ditchley and Cobbs (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shiloh School (approx. 2 miles away); Jessie Ball duPont (approx. 2.7 miles Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve (approx. 2.7 miles away); Never Forget Garden (approx. 3 miles away); First American Woman Missionary to China (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kilmarnock (approx. 3.1 miles away); White Marsh Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilmarnock.
More about this marker. While the marker is in Northumberland County, the church, 700 feet away, is in Lancaster County.
Also see . . . The Roll Call Heritage Column for Jan. 20, 2005. By Robert Dilday. “Lewis Lunsford, the boy preacher, also was a household name in the Northern Neck. He was the founding pastor of Morattico Baptist Church as well as pastor of Nomini and Wicomico Baptist churches. He preached far and wide; and in the struggle for religious liberty, he had his meetings interrupted by mob violence. ” (Submitted on November 13, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,703 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Lewis Lunsford gravesite • Photos of the inside of the church • Can you help?