“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Shiloh Baptist Church

Shiloh Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2012
1. Shiloh Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. According to tradition, African Americans from the Mason Neck area and others who had recently moved to Virginia from Maryland formed a religious congregation in 1869. They built a log church on the north side of Gunston Road in 1878 where their cemetery remains. In 1900 the congregation purchased the "Gunston White School," built about 1883, located on the south side of Gunston Road. That building has been incorporated into an expanded church structure. The church continues to be a center of community life on Mason Neck.
Erected 2011 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 40.105′ N, 77° 10.2′ W. Marker is near Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Gunston Road (Virginia Route 242), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10704 Gunston Road, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor (approx. 2 miles away); ‘Thermo-Con’ House (approx. 2.1 miles away);
Shiloh Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2012
2. Shiloh Baptist Church Marker
Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. 2.2 miles away); Vision, Initiative, and Dedication (approx. 2.3 miles away); Belvoir Grounds and Potomac View Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Birth of a River (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Army Comes to Belvoir (approx. 2.3 miles away); Life at Belvoir (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Categories. African Americans
Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2012
3. Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery
Across the road from the church and marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2012. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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