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Prospect in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sulphur Spring Baptist Church

 
 
Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. According to local tradition, the Sulphur Spring Baptist Church was founded in 1867, when services were held in a brush arbor. During the Reconstruction period, formerly enslaved African Americans formed congregations throughout the South similar to this church. By 1876 a log structure had been built and in that year the congregation purchased the one-acre tract of land on which it stood. The founding members of the church included Phillip Harris, William Wright, Alex Scott, William Green, and Daniel Carter. The first frame structure was built in 1900 and used until 1914 when the original part of the current church was constructed.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M-30.)
 
Location. 37° 16.333′ N, 78° 35.426′ W. Marker is in Prospect, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Sulphur Spring Road (County Route 657) and Oak Hill Road (County Route 615), on the right when traveling west on Sulphur Spring Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prospect VA 23960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. High Bridge Trail State Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Vernon Johns
Sulphur Spring Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Sulphur Spring Road (facing west)
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Appomattox County / Prince Edward County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Clay Smoking Pipes (approx. 5.3 miles away); About Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 7.4 miles away); Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 7.4 miles away); Hampden-Sydney (approx. 7.4 miles away); Presbyterian Seminary (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Sulphur Spring Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
3. Sulphur Spring Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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