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Near Surry in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Organization of the Christian Church

 
 
Organization of the Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Organization of the Christian Church Marker
Inscription. At “Old Lebanon Church” here, the Christian Church was established under the leadership of James O’Kelly, August, 1794. O’Kelly had withdrawn from the Methodist Church, 1792.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-236.)
 
Location. 37° 7.479′ N, 76° 50.729′ W. Marker is near Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Colonial Trail West (Virginia Route 10) north of Rolfe Highway (Virginia Route 31), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smith’s Fort Plantation (approx. one mile away); Chanco (approx. 1.1 miles away); Surry County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Surry County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Capt. Jacob Faulcon, C.S.A. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pleasant Point (approx. 2.2 miles away); Chippokes Plantation (approx. 2.2 miles away); History on Crouch’s Creek (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
 
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Site of the Lebanon Church image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
2. Site of the Lebanon Church
Holy Bible Monument image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
3. Holy Bible Monument
“This monument marks the site of the Lebanon Church where the founders of the Christian Church had declared for Religious Liberty and accepted the Bible as their only creed. On August 4, 1794, adopted the name Chirstian to the exclusion of all party or sectarian names. Erected by the Southern Christian Convention in 1926.”
Holy Bible Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
4. Holy Bible Monument (rear)
Principles of the Christian Church: 1. The Lord Jesus Christ its only head; 2. Christian is a sufficient name for the church; 3. The Holy Bible a sufficient rule of faith and practice; 4. Christian character a sufficient test of fellowship and membership; 5. The right of private judgement and liberty of conscience a right and privilege of all.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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