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Montpelier in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Reuben Ford and Hopeful Baptist Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
1. Reuben Ford and Hopeful Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Hopeful Meeting House began services under the ministry of Baptist pastor Reuben Ford in 1807. Ford played an important role in the post-Revolutionary struggle for religious freedom. In the 1780s, he lobbied the Virginia General Assembly on behalf of Virginia's Baptists, opposing the incorporation of the Episcopal Church and state support for “teachers of the Christian Religion.” Ford though his leadership resolved doctrinal controversies and promoted Baptist churches as patriotic alternatives to the Episcopal Church. In July 1843, John Hope deeded five acres of land for the present sanctuary, dedicated on 21 May 1845. Enslaved African Americans made the bricks from nearby clay.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EA-7.)
 
Location. 37° 48.167′ N, 77° 45.79′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylors Creek Road (Virginia Route 610) and Hopeful Church Road (Virginia Route 664), on the right when traveling west on Taylors Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14340 Hopeful Church Road, Montpelier VA 23192, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Hopeful Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
2. Hopeful Baptist Church
as the crow flies. Sycamore Tavern (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting House (approx. 7.5 miles away); Reuben Ford (approx. 7.6 miles away); Providence Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Beaverdam Episcopal Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Scotchtown (approx. 9.2 miles away); John Preston Clarke (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Scotchtown (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
Also see . . .  Hopeful Baptist Church. (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Hopeful Baptist Church Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
3. Hopeful Baptist Church Veterans
Hopeful Baptist Church Veterans WWII image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
4. Hopeful Baptist Church Veterans WWII
Hopeful Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
5. Hopeful Baptist Church
Organized 1807 Sanctuary built 1844
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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