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Near Aldie in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mt. Zion Church

 
 
Mt. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
December 2, 2006
1. Mt. Zion Church Marker
Inscription.  Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church was founded in 1851. Just west of the church is a graveyard containing many 19th century grave markers. On July 6, 1864 nearby, Mosby's Rangers attacked and routed 150 Union cavalrymen. Over 100 Union soldiers were killed, wounded or captured. Mosby had eight men wounded, one mortally. The church is site of the annual Thomas family reunion founded 1934.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 57.834′ N, 77° 36.571′ W. Marker is near Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) and Watson Road (County Route 860), on the right when traveling east on John Mosby Highway. The Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church is located near Aldie and Gilbert's Corner on Route 50, east of the intersection with Route 15. Watch carefully as it is now located on a traffic circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aldie VA 20105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Mt. Zion Historic Park
Mt. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
December 2, 2006
2. Mt. Zion Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Elders of the Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Zion Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fog of War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mosby-Forbes Engagement July 6, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Gilbert's Corner! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Gilbert's Corner Regional Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Zion History. (Submitted on December 3, 2006.)
2. Loudoun County Parks Site. The church is now part of the Loudoun County parks system. (Submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Mt. Zion Church image. Click for full size.
December 2, 2006
3. Mt. Zion Church
View to the west with walled cemetery behind the church.
Mt. Zion Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
4. Mt. Zion Graveyard
Several Civil War veterans are buried in the Cemetery. Twelve Federal soldiers interred during the war, initially in an unmarked mass grave, were given individual markers recently and are in the southwest corner.
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
5. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church
The old building has two doors so that men and women can enter separately. Men and women sat in separate pews on opposite sides of the building.
Erected A.D. 1851. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
6. Erected A.D. 1851.
The Lynn Family image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
7. The Lynn Family
Confederate veteran Capt. John T. Lynn, his wife Nancy D. Lynn and their son Thomas H.A. Lynn are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. 2-year-old Thomas H.A. Lynn was the first person buried in the Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2006. This page has been viewed 2,077 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2012, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2006.   4. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on June 15, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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