Blackstone in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Nebo Church
—Nottoway County —
One day PF Fitzgerald (shown right), a young man who was born in Mississippi and sold in Virginia, told the Mt. Nebo congregation that if they would pay for his education, he would come and preach to them for the rest of his life. The congregation found the money for his education and the young man kept his promise. Rev. P.F. Fitzgerald became the first pastor of Mt. Nebo. People came from near and far to join Mt. Nebo, and the need arose for a new church. A march was held in which everyone was asked to give 25 cents, and the new church was built.
The congregation continued to grow, a Sunday school was organized, and again the need for a new church became apparent. The third church was built, which remains standing today. In 1967, the church celebrated its centennial. The Mt. Nebo congregation worshiped in this structure until 1978, when they
Erected by Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail®. (Marker Number 19.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 6.747′ N, 78° 2.101′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is on Mt. Nebo Road 0.4 miles from Walnut Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Nottoway (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Nottoway (approx. half a mile away); Nottoway Court House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nottoway Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Blackstone College (approx. 2.8 miles away); Blackstone Female Institute (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jamestown Oaks (approx. 3 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
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Also see . . .
1. Virginia's Retreat. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Mount Nebo Baptist Church. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Civil Rights • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,594 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.