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Carsley in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jerusalem Baptist Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
1. Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Jerusalem Baptist Church was organized as Mt. Joy Baptist Church in 1867 at the nearby home of Mondoza Bailey, community leader and carpenter. Amelia “Mother” Howard assisted in the organization of this and six other churches. Sent by the United States Freedmen's Bureau, Howard, a teacher from Pennsylvania, helped to establish African American schools and churches in the region. Bailey led church members in the construction of a wooden building. Nancy Ellis James, born a free African American woman, and her family provided the land here for the church. The current brick structure was built in 1993.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historical Resources. (Marker Number K-320.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 37° 6.307′ N, 77° 1.022′ W. Marker is in Carsley, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on
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By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
2. Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker
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Carsley Road (Virginia Route 615) 0.6 miles east of Martin Luther King Highway (Virginia Route 40), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6512 Carsley Road, Waverly VA 23890, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wakefield and Pipsico (approx. 4.8 miles away); Swann’s Point (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cabin Point (approx. 5.6 miles away); Surry Lumber Company (approx. 6.3 miles away); Surry, Sussex & Southampton Railway (approx. 6.3 miles away); Miles B. Carpenter (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
3. Jerusalem Baptist Church Marker
Jerusalem Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
4. Jerusalem Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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