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

Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church

 
 
Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 29, 2007
1. Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church Marker
The "Stone of Angels" are gathered here atop the marker.
Inscription.
This was the first Baptist Church established in Prince William County, circa 1774. It was led by Elder David Thomas. This was the first of three churches at this site. The last church built in, 1836, stood until it collapsed on Christmas Eve, 1987. The last Pastor, William M. Smoot (1874 - 1938) is buried nearby. The Church stood silent after 1938. Stones from the foundation designated "Stone of Angels" were gathered to mark this site by D.S. Alexander, Trustee.
 
Location. 38° 41.483′ N, 77° 21.829′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Davis Ford Road (Virginia Route 642) and Bacon Race Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22192, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon Race Church ( within shouting distance of this marker); Bacon Race Church and Cemetery ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Operations ( about 300 feet away); Freedom Park ( approx. 1.1 miles away); 9/11 Liberty Memorial
Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 29, 2007
2. Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church Marker
( approx. 1.1 miles away); Roll of Honor ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington ~ Rochambeau Wagon Route ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Wolf Run Shoals ( approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
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Gravesite of William M. Smoot, the last pastor of Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 29, 2007
3. Gravesite of William M. Smoot, the last pastor of Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church
Several Smoot Family members are buried nearby.
Deacon James and Mary K. Davis gravesites. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 29, 2007
4. Deacon James and Mary K. Davis gravesites.
Deacon James Davis, "a beloved and faithful member of the church and this place for forty six years", and his wife Mary K. Davis, are also buried here. They died within three days of each other.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,732 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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