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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lebanon Church

 
 
Lebanon Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Lebanon Church Marker
Inscription. The Campbellite congregation now associated with Lebanon Church was established about 1825. These followers of prominent religious leader Alexander Campbell originally shared the Chishiack “Cheesecake” Church in York County with other denominations. Friction with another sect using “Cheesecake” Church prompted the Lebanon congregation to move to Warwick County by 1848. The brick chapel was constructed here in 1859. Confederate General J. B. Magruder stationed cavalry at this strategic crossroads from Jan. through Apr. 1862. Union General W. F. Smith briefly had his headquarters here on 4 May 1862, en route to the Battle of Williamsburg. Union troops occupying the Peninsula continued to be stationed here until 1864.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 228.)
 
Location. 37° 12.771′ N, 76° 34.267′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Yorktown Road (Virginia Route 238), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lebanon Church (a few steps from this marker); Endview
Markers on Yorktown Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Markers on Yorktown Road
Two markers are found at this location across the street from the Lebanon Church and in front of Endview Plantation. The Lebanon Church marker to the right in the photo.
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Endview (a few steps from this marker); Aviation Field Yorktown (a few steps from this marker); The Dairy Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Endview Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Lebanon Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Lebanon Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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