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

Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Ex-slave Lewis H. Bailey organized Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1883. It is one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in Easter Prince William County. The original church, built on this site in 1883–1884, was one of Occoquan’s first churches. Fire destroyed it in 1923. The current cinder block church was built in 1924.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.971′ N, 77° 15.608′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street and Washington Street (County Route 253), on the right when traveling west on Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Washington Street, Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ogle Harris’ Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 Occoquan Town Plat (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (about 300 feet away, measured
Ebenezer Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Ebenezer Baptist Church and Marker
View is looking Southeast down Commerce Street toward Gordon Blvd (County Route 123). Both Commerce Street and Washington Street change from two way to one way at this corner.
in a direct line); Occoquan Wharves (about 300 feet away); Old Hammill Hotel (about 400 feet away); 1804 Boundary Stone (about 400 feet away); Mill Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAbolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,745 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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