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New Bethel Baptist Church

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
1. New Bethel Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1890, New Bethel Baptist Church was organized by the Reverend George Holland, a minister from Danville, Virginia. The congregation first met in the Trade Street home of John Lee and his wife, Alice Snow Lee. The 25-member congregation later purchased property across from the Lee's house and built the church between 1904 and 1906. Soon the membership grew into the thousands, with over 4,000 members joining between 1915 and 1931. In 1944, the Reverend Jerry Drayton, Sr. became church pastor, where he remained for 62 years. Reverend Drayton was a champion for racial equality and served on many local and statewide boards. He was instrumental in improving education for the illiterate and housing for the homeless.
 
Erected 2014 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionCivil Rights.
 
Location. 36° 6.407′ N, 80° 14.797′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem,
New Bethel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
2. New Bethel Baptist Church Marker
North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Trade Street NW north of 10th Street West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1016 Trade St NW, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pond (approx. ¼ mile away); B.F. Huntley Furniture Co. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lloyd Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Symbol of Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pythian Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Downtown North Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Street Graded School Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Safe Bus Company (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Bethel Baptist Church. (Submitted on October 17, 2016.)
2. W-S Marker page (PDF) - with essay. (Submitted on January 24, 2018, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
New Bethel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
3. New Bethel Baptist Church Marker
New Bethel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
4. New Bethel Baptist Church Marker
New Bethel Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
5. New Bethel Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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