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Near Green Bay in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sharon Baptist Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
1. Sharon Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. On this site prior to 1745 the Church of Englandís Raleigh Parish established Sandy River Chapel. Construction was completed on a new wooden church by 1765, some of which is believed to survive within the present building. In 1782 several different denominations began using it as a meetinghouse. It became Sharon Baptist Church in Oct. 1827 with the Rev. Daniel Witt as its first minister. Witt and his boyhood friend Jeremiah Jeter were the first missionaries for the Baptist General Association of Virginia, conducting reaching tours in eastern and western Virginia in 1823. Witt served as pastor here until his death in 1871 and is buried here.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M-34.)
 
Location. 37° 12.486′ N, 78° 20.022′ W. Marker is near Green Bay, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Bay Road (County Route 696) and County Route 612 on Green Bay Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay VA 23942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavalry Battle at High Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Cavalry Battle at High Bridge
Sharon Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
2. Sharon Baptist Church and Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); High Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Riceís Depot (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Riceís Depot (approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Sailor's Creek (approx. 5.1 miles away); Action at High Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); CCC Company 1390 (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
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Sharon Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
3. Sharon Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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