Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Zion Poplars Baptist Church
Built in 1894, the church stands as an excellent example of the mid-19th-century Gothic revival style, with vernacular detailing. The spectacular interior of the church exhibits the creative craftsmanship of Mr. Frank Braxton, a former slave. Braxton, early congregants, their descendants, and war veterans are interred in the old and new cemeteries.
Like most independent Black churches, Zion Poplars was a multifunctional institution, serving the spiritual, educational, and economic needs of its congregants and of members of the larger community. Zion Poplars, therefore, provided Blacks with many resources that the larger society refused to
Natalie S, Robertson, Ph.D.
Location. 37° 23.967′ N, 76° 30.541′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from T C Walker Road (Virginia Route 629) 0.2 miles east of Enfield Road (Virginia Route 671), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7000 T C Walker Road, Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Zion Poplars Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); To Gwynn's Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ware Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Calhoun Walker (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Zion Poplars Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gloucester Training School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pvt. James Daniel Gardner (approx. 1½ miles away); Gloucester in the Civil War (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
Also see . . .
1. Zion Poplars Baptist Church. Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Gloucester, Va (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Zion Poplars Baptist Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Architecture
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 618 times since then. Last updated on August 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.