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Aldie in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mt. Zion Historic Park

 
 
Mt. Zion Historic Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
1. Mt. Zion Historic Park Marker
Inscription. Welcome to Mt. Zion Historic Park, a property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Built in 1851, this Old School Baptist Church was a place of worship, and also a critical site during the Civil War because of its location at the junction of two early roads and on high ground. The church building was used as a barracks, hospital, prison, and rendezvous point at various times from 1861-1865. The Battle of Mt. Zion, on July 6, 1864, brought Union forces up against Confederate partisan fighter John S. Mosby and his men. Graffiti on the interior walls of the church show names and regiments of soldiers that once were here.

The congregation of the church worshipped here on the fourth Sunday of each month except for the years of the Civil War. The church continued to serve as a place of worship until 1980, when the congregation had dwindled to just a few individuals. Mt. Zion was restored in 2007-2008 and is open to the public for tours and special programs, and is a rental property.
 
Location. 38° 57.817′ N, 77° 36.566′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. 50) and Watson Road (Virginia Route 860), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map
Mt. Zion Historic Park Marker & Elders of Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
2. Mt. Zion Historic Park Marker & Elders of Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40309 John Mosby Hwy, Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elders of the Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); The Fog of War (a few steps from this marker); The Mosby-Forbes Engagement July 6, 1864 (a few steps from this marker); Mt. Zion Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Zion Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother of Stonewall Jackson (approx. 1.1 miles away); President Monroe’s Home (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
 
More about this marker. At Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Interior image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
3. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Interior
Close-up of photo on marker
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Interior image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
4. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Interior
Close-up of photo on marker
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church & Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
5. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church & Cemetery
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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