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Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Zion Poplars Baptist Church

 
 
Zion Poplars Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Zion Poplars Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Zion Poplars Baptist Church houses one of the oldest independent African-American congregations in Gloucester County. It is named for seven united poplar trees under which the founding members first met for worship in 1866. The church was erected here in 1894 in the Gothic Revival architectural style, with both Victorian and classical detailing. During the 1930s the church was moved 110 feet because of road construction. The interior exhibits the creative craftsmanship of Frank Braxton, a former slave. The church was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NW-17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 37° 23.981′ N, 76° 30.549′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on
T C Walker Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. T C Walker Rd (facing east)
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T C Walker Road (Virginia Route 629) 0.2 miles east of Enfield Road (Virginia Route 671), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7000 T C Walker Road, Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Zion Poplars Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edge Hill House (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Edge Hill House (approx. one mile away); To Gwynn's Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ware Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gloucester Downtown Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); History of the Edge Hill Intersection (approx. 1.1 miles away); Texaco Gas Pumps, c. 1930s (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Also see . . .  Zion Poplars Baptist Church. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 4, 2010.) 
 
Zion Poplars Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Zion Poplars Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 27, 2022