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Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Ex-slave Lewis H. Bailey organized Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1883. It is one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in Eastern Prince William County. The original church, built on this site in 1883–1884, was one of Occoquan’s first churches. Fire destroyed it in 1923. The current cinder block church was built in 1924.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 38° 40.971′ N, 77° 15.608′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street and Washington Street (County Route 253), on the right when traveling west on Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Washington Street, Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ogle Harris’ Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Occoquan
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 Occoquan Town Plat (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Occoquan Wharves (about 300 feet away); 205 Union Street (about 300 feet away); 201 Union Street (about 400 feet away); 206 Union Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Ebenezer Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Ebenezer Baptist Church and Marker
View is looking Southeast down Commerce Street toward Gordon Blvd (County Route 123). Both Commerce Street and Washington Street change from two way to one way at this corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,167 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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