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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dean Divers Church

 
 
Dean Divers Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
1. Dean Divers Church Marker
Inscription. This area was known as Five Forks during the Civil War and was settled by freed slaves during Reconstruction. In 1900 a Missionary Sunday School was opened on Balls Ford Road by Miss Jennie Dean.

In 1909 this site was donated by Henritta Page. Though financial contributions by the Divers family of New Jersey and efforts of Miss Dean, the establishment of Dean Divers Baptist Church became a reality.
 
Erected 1984 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 47.335′ N, 77° 31.979′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Bethlehem Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hazel Plain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fight at the Fenceline (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Chinn Ridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brownsville (approx.
Dean Divers Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
2. Dean Divers Church and Marker
1.3 miles away); Kemper's Brigade (approx. 1.3 miles away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fight at the Fence Line (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Union Fifth Corps at Dawkins Branch (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Jennie Dean's Work as Mentioned on Markers.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
3. Church Cornerstone
Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
4. Church Bell
The Church Bell is mounted on a small structure outside of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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