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

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

 
 
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., August 13, 2014
1. Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Stafford's First African American Church. Founded May 16, 1818 near Roseville by Rev. Horace Crutcher, along with five others. Original place of worship was a slab wood arbor. Recognizing the importance of enlightening individuals both spiritually and academically, the Mt. Olive Community founded Mt. Olive School soon after the Civil War. "They hewed out the wilderness and drew up a highway for coming generations to have a path to follow."
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1891.
 
Location. 38° 25.224′ N, 77° 30.93′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Mount Olive Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 395 Mt Olive Rd, Stafford VA 22556, 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. Ramoth Memorial Gardens (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Little Red Barn (approx. 3 miles away); Repeated Surprises
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); Hartwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); A Road from Yesteryear (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gold Mining in Stafford County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Accokeek Iron Furnace (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hulls Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Official Website for Mt. Olive Baptist Church. (Submitted on August 13, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., August 13, 2014
2. Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Marker
Old and new Mt. Olive Baptist Churches image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., August 13, 2014
3. Old and new Mt. Olive Baptist Churches
The left side was built in 1959. The addition on the right was built in 2011
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., August 13, 2014
4. Mt. Olive Baptist Church Dedication Plaque
Founded May 16, 1818 by Rev. Horace Crutcher
Rebuilt 1959 by Rev. C. E. Rhodes
Mt. Olive Baptist Church 2011 Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., August 13, 2014
5. Mt. Olive Baptist Church 2011 Dedication Plaque
Established May 16, 1818 Building dedicated March 26, 2011 Rev. Reginald E. Bryant, Pastor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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