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Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church

 
 
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
1. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. John Jasper, born a slave in Fluvanna County on 4 July 1812, organized the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church congregation in Richmond on 3 Sept. 1867 in a former Confederate stable on Brown’s Island. A nationally celebrated preacher, Jasper was best known for his 1878 sermon “De Sun Do Move,” which he later delivered by invitation more than 250 times. He died on 30 Mar. 1901 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Richmond. In 1869, the congregation moved to this site. The present church (built 1887–1890) was remodeled in 1925 in the Gothic Revival style by the noted black architect Charles T. Russell.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-43.)
 
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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1812.
 
Location. 37° 33.025′ N, 77° 26.318′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in the
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Jackson Ward. Marker is on West Duval Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 W Duval Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Jasper (within shouting distance of this marker); Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (about 600 feet away); Saint Joseph Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans (about 700 feet away); Charles Sidney Gilpin (about 700 feet away); Leigh Street Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Marker in front of church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
2. Marker in front of church
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
3. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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