Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Court Street Baptist Church
Path of History, Portsmouth, VA
Black members of Court Street Baptist Church worshiped in the basement until May 1865 when 318 of the congregation founded their own church, Zion Baptist. This church became the second African-American Baptist Church established in Portsmouth. Located on Green Street, it is still in use today.
Location. 36° 50.195′ N, 76° 18.05′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Court Street south of London Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 447 Court St, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1846 Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); Norfolk County Court House (about 400 feet away); Towne Square The Commodore Theatre (about 500 feet away); Monumental Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Elks Lodge (about 600 feet away); Trinity Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.