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Old Baptismal Area

 
 
Old Baptismal Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 7, 2008
1. Old Baptismal Area Marker
Inscription. Local residents recall the period through the 1930s when Mount Calvary Baptist Church regularly conducted baptismal services in the Accotink Branch, in the pool formed at its confluence with the Tussico. White-robed candidates were immersed by the church clergy as they were baptized into the Christian community. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, founded 1870, is believed to be the first African-American church in the city of Fairfax.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Fairfax - Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
 
Location. 38° 51.048′ N, 77° 18.463′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Chain Bridge Road (State Highway 123) and Kenmore Drive on Chain Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moore House (approx. mile away); Mosby (approx. mile away); Efe Quality House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Corcoran (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ford Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ratcliffe Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fairfax Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Old Baptismal Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 7, 2008
2. Old Baptismal Area Marker
Bridge over Accotink Branch image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 7, 2008
3. Bridge over Accotink Branch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,818 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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