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

Crooked Run Baptist Church

 
 
Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Crooked Run Baptist Church was organized in 1772 and is named for the stream that flows nearby. James Garnett Sr., one of the early pastors, served the congregation from 1774 until close to his death in 1830. Another member, Thomas Ammon, became a minister and was imprisoned in Culpeper Jail for preaching in the late 1700s. The first meeting of the Orange Baptist Association occurred here in 1789. At first the members met in a meetinghouse, but by 1856 they had built a brick structure. This church was destroyed by fire in 1910 and rebuilt that same year using the remains of the brick walls.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
 
Location. 38° 21.723′ N, 78° 6.441′ W. Marker is in Rapidan, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling
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south. Located at the entrance to the church parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rapidan VA 22733, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison County / Culpeper County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jackson’s Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Washington Carver Regional High School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pete Hill (approx. 3˝ miles away); Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rapidan.
 
Regarding Crooked Run Baptist Church. A previous F-21 also titled Crooked Run Baptist Church, read "This church was organized in 1772. Among its first pastors was Thomas Ammon, who had once been imprisoned for preaching. In 1789, the first meeting of the Orange Association was held at this church."
 
Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Crooked Run Baptist Church Marker
Entrance to Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Entrance to Church
View of Church from the Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
4. View of Church from the Road
The church stands on a small hill beside the road, offering a good view of the Crooked Run Valley.
Cemetery Beside the Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
5. Cemetery Beside the Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,254 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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