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

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

(Piscataway Baptist Church)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Founded nearby as Piscataway Baptist Church on 13 Mar. 1774, Mt. Zion Baptist Church was the first Baptist church in the region. Endeavoring to stop the spread of the Baptist movement, local authorities arrested Baptist ministers John Waller, John Shackleford, Robert Ware, and Ivison Lewis after the first church service for "preaching and expounding the Scriptures contrary to the law." In 1818 the church moved across the road from this site. The current brick building was constructed in 1854. In 1856 the congregation changed its name to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-41.)
Location. 37° 49.748′ N, 76° 56.736′ W. Marker is in Millers Tavern, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on US 360, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is east of the King & Queen County line. Marker is in this post office area: Millers Tavern VA 23115, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon's Northern Force (approx. ¼ mile away); Mattaponi Indian Town (approx. ¼ mile away); King and Queen County / Essex County (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Pleasant
Richmond Highway (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Richmond Highway (facing east)
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Bruington Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 5.6 miles away); Apple Tree Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Clark Home (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millers Tavern.
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraNotable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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