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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Beulah Baptist Church

 
 
Beulah Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 14, 2016
1. Beulah Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  African Americans escaping slavery found refuge in Alexandria after Union troops occupied the city in 1861. The Rev. Clement “Clem” Robinson established the First Select Colored School in 1862. Hundreds of students registered for day and evening classes and for courses at the associated Beulah Normal and Theological Institute. In Oct. 1863, Robinson organized Beulah Baptist Church, the first African American church founded in Alexandria after Union occupation. The congregation constructed its brick sanctuary here on the edge of the African American neighborhood known as The Bottoms. The school then moved to this site, and education remained central to Beulah’s mission.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-139.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 48.121′ 
Beulah Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 14, 2016
2. Beulah Baptist Church Marker
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N, 77° 2.851′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on South Washington Street north of Wolfe Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 S Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexandria Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Alexandria Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington School Compound (about 300 feet away); The Lyceum (about 600 feet away); Suffragists and a Courtroom Decision in Alexandria (about 700 feet away); Veterans' Memorial Walkway (about 700 feet away); Swann-Daingerfield House (about 700 feet away); Alfred Street Baptist Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Beulah Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 14, 2016
3. Beulah Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022