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Bethlehem Baptist Church

 
 
Bethlehem Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
1. Bethlehem Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1828, nine people organized a Sunday school in a log schoolhouse, five miles from the Richmond City limits. Students from the Virginia Baptist Seminary, now the University of Richmond, helped it become the Bethlehem Baptist Church. The church received its charter on May 31, 1838 and built a new structure in 1839. It reportedly served as a first aid station during the Civil War, burned about 1870 and was rebuilt. A brick Gothic-style church opened on July 25, 1909. On November 3, 1920, this structure burned. Members dedicated the present building on November 6, 1921.
 
Erected 1995 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1917.
 
Location. 37° 36.626′ N, 77° 29.939′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Penick Road, 0.1 miles west of Davista Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4210 Penick Road, Henrico VA 23228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Bethlehem Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
2. Bethlehem Baptist Church Marker
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as the crow flies. Outer Defenses (approx. one mile away); Westwood Club (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Courthouse Today (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Courthouses in Richmond (approx. 1.6 miles away); Henrico County (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Early Courthouses in Varina (approx. 1.6 miles away); Grace Evelyn Arents (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Markel Building (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bethlehem Baptist Church of Richmond, Va. (Submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Bethlehem Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
3. Bethlehem Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Oct. 3, 2022