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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New School Baptist Church

 
 
New School Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 22, 2008
1. New School Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. On this site slaves gathered between 1861-1865. They built a brush arbor church, worshipped God and became a faithful congregation. On December 5, 1881, Rev. John L. Bell and four other church leaders purchased one acre of this land for eleven dollars and called themselves the New School Baptist Church. George W. Thomas helped erect a wooden, steepled church which was re-named Neabsco Baptist Church. The building was used also to educate children of former slaves and free persons of color. This church has undergone two renovations.

Hand-hewn timbers below the flooring of the present church are silent reminders of the toil of many persons who held to a dream during troubled times.
 
Erected 1999 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.929′ N, 77° 18.978′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Neabsco Church Way near Bushey Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15557 Neabsco Church Way, Woodbridge VA 22193, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Neabsco Baptist Church and New School Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 22, 2008
2. Neabsco Baptist Church and New School Baptist Church Marker
markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benita Fitzgerald Drive (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dumfries Rest Area (approx. one mile away); Neabsco Mills Ironworks (approx. one mile away); Confederate Winter Camps (approx. 1.3 miles away); “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alexander Henderson (approx. 1.5 miles away); Neabsco Iron Works (approx. 1.5 miles away); Freedom High School Sundial Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,166 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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