Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Zion Poplars Baptist Church
Built in 1894, the church stands as an excellent example of the mid-19th-century Gothic revival style, with vernacular detailing. The spectacular interior of the church exhibits the creative craftsmanship of Mr. Frank Braxton, a former slave. Braxton, early congregants, their descendants, and war veterans are interred in the old and new cemeteries.
Like most independent Black churches, Zion Poplars was a multifunctional institution, serving the spiritual,
Natalie S, Robertson, Ph.D.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 37° 23.967′ N, 76° 30.541′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from 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. 1.1 miles 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.)
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 828 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on August 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.