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Near Yale in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Antioch Baptist Church

 
 
Antioch Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
1. Antioch Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Antioch Baptist Church was the first of its denomination in Sussex County and one of the earliest in Virginia. It was formed on 13 June 1772 with 87 members, the result of effective preaching by Elder John Meglamre, of Kehukee Baptist Church in Halifax, North Carolina. In 1777 the reformed Kehukee Association of 19 Baptist churches in Virginia and North Carolina held its organizational meeting here. Known as Raccoon Swamp Meetinghouse until 1852. Antioch was the mother church of six congregations located in four counties. The present sanctuary was built in 1839.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UO-6.)
 
Location. 36° 48.69′ N, 77° 16.879′ W. Marker is near Yale, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Road (State Road 735) and Peters Bridge Road (State Road 631), on the right when traveling north on Courthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yale VA 23897, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sussex County Courthouse (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sussex County War Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sussex County Confederate Monument
Antioch Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
2. Antioch Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Jones Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Southampton County / Sussex County (approx. 8.6 miles away); Nottoway River Crossings (approx. 8.9 miles away); Old Halifax Road (approx. 10 miles away); Jarratt's Station (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
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Antioch Baptist Church Marker at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Peters Bridge Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
3. Antioch Baptist Church Marker at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Peters Bridge Road
Antioch Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
4. Antioch Baptist Church
Elder John McGlamre (June 7, 1730-Dec. 13, 1799) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 24, 2014
5. Elder John McGlamre (June 7, 1730-Dec. 13, 1799)
Organized six churches, including Antioch.
Erected by Petersburg Baptist Association
Reinterred June 7, 1999
Burried 5 miles S.W. of this place
1799
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on June 24, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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