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Accomac in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elijah Baker

Pioneer Baptist of the Eastern Shore of Virginia

 
 
Elijah Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 17, 2014
1. Elijah Baker Marker
Inscription.  who landed at Hunt's Point, Old Plantation Creek, on Easter Sunday 1776 and the same day preached the first Baptist sermon, “At the End of a Horsing Tree.” Opposition of the established church caused him to be deported; but kind Providence brought him back. He was later imprisoned 56 days in the Old Debtors' Jail at Accomac for the crime of preaching the Gospel. (Acts: IV; 19, 20)

In gratitude for the rich heritage that is ours because of his suffering and imprisonment, this memorial is erected by the churches of the Accomac Baptist Association, April 4, 1926.
 
Erected 1926 by Accomac Baptist Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is April 4, 1846.
 
Location. 37° 43.198′ N, 75° 39.975′ W. Marker is in Accomac, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Business U.S. 13) and Back Street (County Route T-1503), on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Located north of Drummondtown Baptist Church. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 23747 Front Street, Accomac VA 23301, 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. Makemie Statue (approx. ¼ mile away); Debtors Prison (approx. ¼ mile away); Accomac Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Governor Wise (approx. ¼ mile away); Accomack County Virginia World War I (approx. ¼ mile away); Accomack County Virginia World War II, Korea & Vietnam (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Nottingham Smith High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Onancock (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accomac.
 
Elijah Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 17, 2014
2. Elijah Baker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,221 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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