“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Edgehill in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Hanover Baptist Church

Hanover Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard White, January 24, 2008
1. Hanover Baptist Church
Inscription.  Hanover Baptist Church, the oldest Baptist Church in King George County, was organized in 1789 with a 93-member congregation. The first meetinghouse was located at Shiloh, and Elder John Shackleford served as the first pastor. The first Sunday school was established in 1833. The second meetinghouse was located at Allnutt. In the early 1840s, during the Second Great Awakening, 1,025 new members were baptized. The third house of worship was built here after James F. Jones deeded the land to Hanover Baptist Church trustees William B. Coakley, William E. McClanahan, and John A. Peed in 1873.
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EP-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
Location. 38° 16.208′ N, 77° 8.384′ W. Marker is near Edgehill, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is on James Madison Parkway (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles south
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of Hanover Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King George VA 22485, 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. Ralph Bunche High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); King George Confederate Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Port Conway (approx. 2˝ miles away); Cleydael (approx. 3.2 miles away); Marmion (approx. 3˝ miles away); St. Paul’s Church (approx. 3˝ miles away).
Regarding Hanover Baptist Church. Hanover Baptist was founded in 1789 and is the oldest Baptist church in King George County, Virginia. The current church is just around the corner to the right on Route 611, Hanover Church Road.
Hanover Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Hanover Baptist Church Marker
Hanover Baptist Church (modern). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
3. Hanover Baptist Church (modern).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2008, by Richard White of La Plata, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,444 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2008, by Richard White of La Plata, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 31, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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