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Midlothian in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eleazar Clay

 
 
Eleazar Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 19, 2010
1. Eleazar Clay Marker
Inscription. Eleazar Clay (1744-1836) led the establishment of the first Baptist church in Chesterfield County, known as Chesterfield (Baptist) Church, Rehoboth Meeting House, or Clay's Church, in 1773. He also supported the Baptist preachers imprisoned for breaching ecclesiastical law in the county jail in 1771. Ordained as a minister in 1775, Clay preached for more than 50 years, organized three other churches, served as a moderator for the Middle District Baptist Association when it was formed in 1784, and published Hymns and Spiritual Songs in 1793. Clay is kinsman of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852). Eleazar Clay's home site and tomb are located approximately two miles south.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 37.)
 
Location. 37° 26.031′ N, 77° 36.638′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Hull Street Road (U.S. 360) and North Bailey Bridge Road, on the right when traveling west on Hull Street Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dividends for the Future (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads
Hull Street Rd & N Bailey Bridge Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 19, 2010
2. Hull Street Rd & N Bailey Bridge Rd
(approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 4.6 miles away); CCC Camp Site (approx. 4.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386 (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midlothian.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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