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First Baptist Church, West Main Street

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. First Baptist Church, West Main Street Marker
Inscription.  The Charlottesville African Church congregation was organized in 1864. Four years later it bought the Delevan building, built in 1828 by Gen. John H. Cocke, and at one time used as a temperance hotel for University of Virginia students. It became part of the Charlottesville General Hospital and sheltered wounded soldiers during the Civil War. The church members laid the cornerstone for a new building in 1877 on the Delevan site, and the First Baptist Church, West Main Street, was completed in 1883. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 38° 1.871′ N, 78° 29.373′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 250) and 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 W Main St, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. First Baptist Church, West Main Street
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin E. Tonsler Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Sacajawea (approx. ¼ mile away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. ¼ mile away); Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buck v. Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,435 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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