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Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oak Grove Baptist Church

 
 
Oak Grove Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 17, 2014
1. Oak Grove Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized 1873 in a log cabin as St. Ross Baptist Church. An 1879 group meeting at Oak Grove Church of concerned parents determined to strive for their children's education, resulted in Oak Grove School being organized. Widewater native, Palmer Hayden, (Jan 15 1890 - Feb 18, 1973), a renown Harlem Renaissance Era artist, was an Oak Grove Church member. Oak Grove proudly stands on its them, "A Ministry of Excellence."
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Location. 38° 27.584′ N, 77° 21.367′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Decatur Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Decatur Road, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Transporting the Stone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Quarrying the Stone (approx. 1.5 miles away); Native American Presence (approx. 1.5 miles away); Island Ownership (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site Selection / Architectural Features (approx. 1.5
Oak Grove Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 17, 2014
2. Oak Grove Baptist Church and Marker
miles away); Government Island (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Government Island (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Palmer Hayden, Harlem Renaissance Artist and Beyond. Born Peyton Cole Hedgeman in Wide Water, Virginia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for Palmer Hayden. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
Oak Grove Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 24, 2014
3. Oak Grove Baptist Church
Oak Grove Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 24, 2014
4. Oak Grove Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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