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

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

 
 
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
1. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized 1868 by Rev. York Johnson, an ex-slave, who with 27 others separated from White Oak Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. Johnson, assisted by The Freedmen Bureau, established a benevolent organization "The Union Branch of the True Vine" and founded The Union Branch School. Besides its primary role as a religious institution, Bethlehem, the House of Bread, promotes individual advancement, community involvement, historical endeavors, and has always advocated for civil rights.
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 38° 17.621′ N, 77° 21.442′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Chapel Green Road (County Route 602), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 Chapel Green Road, Fredericksburg VA 22405, 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. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker);
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 21, 2014
2. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Marker
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6th Corps Encampment (approx. 1.1 miles away); White Oak Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); White Oak Museum (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stafford County / King George County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gen. Hooker's Headquarters (approx. 3.4 miles away); Patawomeck People at Belle Plains (approx. 3˝ miles away); Little Falls (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 21, 2014
3. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 21, 2014
4. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 21, 2014
5. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Corner Stone
Bethlehem P. Baptist
Church
1st. Org. 1870· Rebuilt 1951
Elder H. B. Williams, Pastor
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 21, 2014
6. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Corner Stone
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church
Addition constructed 2008
Rev. Roland Preston, Pastor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 22, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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