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Near South Point in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The present structure for the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was built in 1849 on Macedonia Ridge north of Burlington, an abolitionist sanctuary for escaped and freed slaves since 1799. It was built by the existing Baptist congregation and a group of 37 freed slaves who had arrived in Burlington from Virginia. The Baptist congregation in Macedonia had organized in 1811-1813 and practiced their faith in their homes and later in a small building with a bell tower made of sticks. The 1849 church was the religious and social focal point for the black community and became the “Mother Church” for approximately eight Baptist churches that exist in Ohio and West Virginia. The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Erected 2003 by Macedonia Baptist Church Restoration Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-44.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 26.364′ N, 82° 31.76′ W. Marker is near South Point, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Burlington-Macedonia Road (County Road
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By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and Marker
120) and County Road 144 on Burlington-Macedonia Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesapeake OH 45619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayne County / Cabell County (approx. 2.8 miles away in West Virginia); Veterans Administration Hospital (approx. 2.9 miles away in West Virginia); Chesapeake & Ohio 1308 (approx. 3.7 miles away in West Virginia); Civil War Army Base (approx. 4 miles away in Kentucky); Country Music Highway (approx. 4.1 miles away in Kentucky); County Named, 1860 (approx. 4.1 miles away in Kentucky); Judge John M. Elliott (approx. 4.1 miles away in Kentucky); Mary Elliott Flanery (approx. 4.1 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Also see . . .  Why We Celebrate our Culture and History. “Well, we must have a church building larger than a corn crib. That is what the initial building was used for after the new church was built. Materials were purchased to build the church, but the work was done by former slaves. Crude was the order of the day. Pews, the entire building from the ground up, lectern, floors, plaster, all done by those who had no money to hire someone, but built a building that is still standing after 200 years. Oil lamps, piano, and stoves were the items purchased.”
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By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
3. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
(Submitted on November 8, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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