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

Frying Pan Meeting House

 
 
Frying Pan Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2007
1. Frying Pan Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  This circa 1791 Baptist Church standing on its original site represents a continuous tribute to early religious freedom for slave and free together.
 
Erected 1991 by Freedom Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1791.
 
Location. 38° 56.395′ N, 77° 24.787′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Centerville Road (County Route 657) and Frying Pan Road (County Route 608), on the right when traveling north on Centerville Road. Next to the meeting house in Frying Pan Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Herndon VA 20171, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Frying Pan Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Frying Pan Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War at Frying Pan Spring Meeting House
The Marker Stone is Along the South Face of the Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2007
2. The Marker Stone is Along the South Face of the Meeting House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Mosby’s Rock (approx. half a mile away); Historical Site of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Story of Arrowhead Farm (approx. one mile away); Laura Ratcliffe (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Laura Ratcliffe (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
More about this marker. To visit this site, plan to stop at the main parking lot off West Ox Road (VA Route 608) and use one of the walking trails to get to the meeting house. There is limited pull off space next to the marker, and depending on the time of day, Centerville Road can be dangerous to cross.
 
Also see . . .  National Historic Register Application. (PDF) for Frying Pan Meeting House. Detailed description of the house construction and history. (Submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Original Boundry Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2007
3. Original Boundry Stone
Marked the meeting house grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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