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Near Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethel Church

 
 
Bethel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. Bethel Church Marker
Inscription.  
Two miles west. The first church was built by Colonel Robert Doak in 1779. Captain James Tate, an elder, led in the battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse (1781) a company drawn mainly from this church. In the churchyard 23 Revolutionary soldiers are buried. The present building was erected in 1888.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 38° 1.911′ N, 79° 8.321′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) and Howardsville Road (Virginia Route 701), on the right when traveling south on Lee Jackson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the
US Rt 11 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. US Rt 11 (facing south)
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crow flies. Roanoke College (a few steps from this marker); Avenue of Trees (approx. 3 miles away); Middlebrook Historic District (approx. 4.3 miles away); Virginia Institute (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); John Colter (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Glebe Burying Ground (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bethel Presbyterian Church. Church website homepage (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 16, 2022