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

Winfree Memorial Baptist Church

Midlothian Mine Disaster

 
 
Winfree Memorial Baptist Church - Midlothian Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 19, 2010
1. Winfree Memorial Baptist Church - Midlothian Mine Disaster Marker
Inscription. Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, constituted in 1852 as Jerusalem Baptist Church, originally stood to the west on Buckingham Pike. In September 1881, to better serve the coal mining community, the frame structure was rolled here on logs. On 3 Feb. 1882, a methane explosion killed 32 miners in the Midlothian Coal Mining Company's Grove Shaft nearby. David B. Winfree and other members of the congregation raised funds and provided assistance for the individuals who lost family members. The present brick church was dedicated in 1925, and the congregation was renamed in honor of pastors David B. Winfree and his son Robert H. Winfree.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-62.)
 
Location. 37° 30.225′ N, 77° 39.155′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike (U.S. 60) and Coalfield Road (Virginia Route 754), on the right when traveling east on Midlothian Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Raid On Coalfield Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salisbury
Midlothian Tpke & Coalfield Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 19, 2010
2. Midlothian Tpke & Coalfield Rd
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Midlothian Coal Mines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midlothian.
 
Also see . . .
1. Winfree Memorial Baptist Church. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Mid-Lothian Mines & Rail Roads Foundation. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Winfree Memorial Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 19, 2010
3. Winfree Memorial Baptist Church
 
 
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 1,054 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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