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Elijah Baker Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, February 17, 2014
Elijah Baker Marker
1 Virginia, Accomack County, Accomac — Elijah BakerPioneer Baptist of the Eastern Shore of Virginia
who landed at Hunt's Point, Old Plantation Creek, on Easter Sunday 1776 and the same day preached the first Baptist sermon, “At the End of a Horsing Tree.” Opposition of the established church caused him to be deported; but kind . . . Map (db m71852) HM
2 Virginia, Accomack County, Accomac — Makemie Statue
The Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania erected this monument and dedicated it on May 11, 1908, at Makemie Park on Holder Creek where Francis Makemie is buried at his Pocomoke home. In 1984 the monument was moved here and . . . Map (db m7829) HM
3 Virginia, Accomack County, Assawoman — WY-109 — Assawaman Church of England
Fifty yards north on the hilltop stood Assawaman Church of the Anglican Accomack Parish, formed in 1663. The brick sanctuary was built after 1680 on land donated by Willam Taylor, a native of England who had settled on the Eastern Shore by 1637. . . . Map (db m205005) HM
4 Virginia, Accomack County, Chincoteague — Christ Sanctified Holy Church1892 - 1984
Was established on this island on February 14, 1892 by Joseph B. Lynch, not far from this location. Doctrine is Justification and Sanctification. This building was erected in 1903. Since this beginning churches are established throughout the . . . Map (db m59834) HM
5 Virginia, Accomack County, Keller — WY-16 — Oak Grove Methodist Church
Two miles east, on Route 600, meets what is possibly the nation's oldest continuous Sunday School. Begun by William Elliott in his home in 1785, it was moved in 1816 to Burton's Chapel and in 1870 to the present church.Map (db m7615) HM
6 Virginia, Accomack County, Onancock — Historic Cokesbury Church
Built in 1854, Cokesbury Church is the oldest church building in Onancock. Today it serves the community as a venue for religious services, meetings, and concerts. Key events in its history include:
1864 — Closed . . . Map (db m165100) HM
7 Virginia, Accomack County, Onancock — Site of the Home of Francis Makemie
Hard by this spot is the site of the home of Francis Makemie the founder of organized Presbyterianism in America who married Naomie Anderson of Accomack County Virginia and established one of his first licensed preaching places here in his Onancock . . . Map (db m165101) HM
8 Virginia, Accomack County, Pungoteague — St. George's Episcopal Church30114 Bobtown Road
St. George's Episcopal Church circa 1738 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m165125) HM
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9 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — Former Site of New Testament Congregation
In 1946, this building served as the first meeting place of the New Testament Congregation. It was vandalized several times during a rather contentious time in the island's religious history, a story reported in Newsweek, 1947. Throughout the . . . Map (db m39682) HM
10 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — Lee’s Bethel
This cemetery is the possible site of Lee’s Bethel, the island’s first church. Next to the cemetery is the last of the island’s once plentiful garden farms. Tangiermen were famous for growing melons, filling their boats until just the gunnels . . . Map (db m97873) HM
11 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — Methodist Parsonage
The Methodist Parsonage, the home of the resident Reverend and his family, was erected in 1887. It is the only house on the island with a basement and the first to have an indoor bathroom. It was the first house to have chain link fence, . . . Map (db m39949) HM
12 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — New Testament Congregation
The New Testament Congregation was dedicated on Easter Sunday, 1957, and occupies the same site used for the Chautauqua tent in the 1920's. The New Testament Mission House was once the home of teacher Alfred Benson (1893-1963) who taught at . . . Map (db m207732) HM
13 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — Swain Memorial United Methodist Church
The most prominent of the island's buildings, Swain Memorial United Methodist Church is easily recognized as the focal point of Tangier. Built in 1899 on the site of the island's second church (1842), it is the center of the Tangier's religious . . . Map (db m39998) HM
14 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — The Amanda Wallace Pruitt House
The Amanda Wallace Pruitt House was also the home of Reverend James C. Richardson after his resignation from the Methodist church. He founded the New Testament Church, which met here from 1948-1956. Services were held in the living room and . . . Map (db m106996) HM
15 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — The Double Six
The Double Six Sandwich Shop is where the watermen meet at 3:00 AM for "smokes and coffee" before heading down to the docks to the day's work. Named for the game of Dominos, the shop is open for sandwiches year-round, and was often considered . . . Map (db m39683) HM
16 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — The Joshua Pruitt House
The Joshua Pruitt House is one of the oldest on Tangier. Joshua Pruitt (1866-1949) and his wife Amanda took in boarders, teachers, and held worship services in their front yard. Pruitt traveled to Washington, DC, during the Great . . . Map (db m106968) HM
17 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — WY-22 — The Parson of the Islands
Joshua Thomas (1776–1853) became a skilled waterman from the in his youth and ferried clergymen from the mainland to the islands of the Chesapeake Bay. He converted to Methodism about 1807, was licensed as an exhorter (or lay preacher) . . . Map (db m97688) HM
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18 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — Welcome to Historic Tangier Island
For almost 250 years the people of Tangier have wrested a living and a lifestyle from the waters that surround them. Most of their days have been occupied with family, work, church, and the other normal pursuits in which we all engage. But they . . . Map (db m106961) HM
19 Virginia, Accomack County, Temperanceville — Anne Makemie HoldenWomen of Virginia Historic Trail
Landowner, successful business woman manager, champion of American Independence. Daughter of Naomi and Francis Makemie, founder of organized American Presbyterianism.Map (db m7835) HM
20 Virginia, Accomack County, Temperanceville — WY-15 — Founder of Presbyterianism
Five miles west was the home of the Rev. Francis Makemie, founder of Presbyterianism in the United States. About 1684, Makemie established in Maryland the first Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to Accomac and married. He died here in 1708.Map (db m7830) HM
21 Virginia, Accomack County, Temperanceville — Francis Makemie Monument
Erected in Gratitude to God And in grateful, remembrance of his servant and minister Francis Makemie, who was born in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, A.D. 1658(?) was educated at Glasgow University, Scotland, and came as an ordained Evangelist to . . . Map (db m7838) HM
22 Virginia, Accomack County, Temperanceville — Makemie Monument Park7515 Monument Road
Welcome to Makemie Monument Park Designated as A Virginia Historic Landmark September 6, 2006. And placed on the National Register of Historic Places February 15, 2007.Map (db m7833) HM
23 Virginia, Albemarle County, Earlysville — GA-41 — Earlysville Union Church
Earlysville Union Church is a rare surviving early-19th-century interdenominational church constructed in Albemarle County. Built in 1833, this frame structure served as a meetinghouse for all Christian denominations on land deeded by John . . . Map (db m21650) HM
24 Virginia, Albemarle County, Earlysville — First Buck Mountain Church
This tablet placed here by the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia in the year 1930, commemorates the founding of the First Buck Mountain Church established under the authority of The Church of England and builded one mile west of . . . Map (db m21690) HM
25 Virginia, Albemarle County, Esmont — Ballenger Church
Shortly after the formation of St. Anne's Parish in 1745, this established church stood on a knoll 100 yards north on nearby Ballenger Creek. Not used regularly after the old parish was dissolved in 1785, the building was in ruins by 1820 and was . . . Map (db m29953) HM
26 Virginia, Albemarle County, Esmont — The Glebe
In 1762 the vestry of St. Anne's Parish purchased from William Burton 400 acres here for the residence and lands of the rector of the parish, established in 1745. This glebe was so used almost until the dissolution of the old parish. It was sold in . . . Map (db m29951) HM
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27 Virginia, Albemarle County, Keswick — W-242 — Grace Episcopal Church
The vestry of Fredericksville Parish commissioned a church for this site in 1745. First known as Middle Church, the wood-frame building was later called Walker's Church. Thomas Jefferson attended the nearby classical school of the Rev. James Maury, . . . Map (db m170120) HM
28 Virginia, Albemarle County, North Garden — North Garden Church
Named for the community it served. This established church of old St. Anne’s Parish was built on a hill about one half mile east as early as 1769. In 1776 there were plans to build nearby a new, brick church. This new church had not been completed . . . Map (db m158048) HM
29 Virginia, Albemarle County, Scottsville — GA-35 — Barclay House and Scottsville Museum
Here stands the Barclay House, built about 1830, later the home of Dr. James Turner Barclay, inventor for the U. S. Mint and missionary to Jerusalem. He founded the adjacent Diciples Church in 1846 and served as its first preacher. It is now the . . . Map (db m17995) HM
30 Virginia, Alexandria, Eisenhower East — African American Heritage Memorial
[Plaque on the left side of the entrance:] From the establishment of Alexandria in 1749 to the present time, African Americans have been a vibrant part of this city's history. The City of Alexandria would not exist in its present form were . . . Map (db m131547) HM
31 Virginia, Alexandria, Oakcrest — A Crossroads Through TimeCity of Alexandria Est. 1749 — Alexandria Heritage Trail —
Three roads formed this Fairfax County intersection by the early 19th century. Braddock Road, Middle Turnpike (later called Leesburg Pike/King Street/Route 7) and Quaker Lane were the wagon routes for trade between the port town of Alexandria and . . . Map (db m150816) HM
32 Virginia, Alexandria, Oakcrest — T-45 — Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School, on the hill to the southwest, was founded in 1839 as a boys' preparatory school, one of the first in the South; girls were admitted in 1991. The school was a pioneer in the establishment of student honor codes in preparatory . . . Map (db m7559) HM
33 Virginia, Alexandria, Oakcrest — T-44 — Virginia Theological SeminaryFounded 1823
Half mile to the southwest. The idea for such an institution was conceived by a group of Alexandria and Washington clergymen in 1818. Among those interested was Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner. Originally at corner of . . . Map (db m7561) HM
34 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Christ ChurchCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
Before the American Revolution, the Church of England was the established church of Virginia and part of the colonial government. For administrative purposes, the colony was divided into "parishes" and all residents paid taxes to maintain church . . . Map (db m115716) HM
35 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005)
Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005), practiced optometry at this address from the late 1950s to 1998. Dr. Stier moved his practice here after practicing at 716 King Street with his uncle, Dr. Moses Katz, O.D. (1913-1957). A longtime Alexandrian, Dr. . . . Map (db m115717) HM
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36 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — 22 — First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria"Old Presbyterian Meeting House" — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Panel 1 - upper middle of east face: The First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria founded A.D. 1772 House of worship erected 1774. Destroyed by lightning July 20, 1835. Rebuilt on the same lot A.D. 1836. Panel 2 - . . . Map (db m122164) HM
37 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Freedom House MuseumCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
The building at 1315 Duke Street, two blocks south of here, was originally built around 1812 as a residence for General Robert Young, commander of Alexandria's militia, who died in 1824. This three-story brick building then became the . . . Map (db m115706) HM
38 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — George Washington in AlexandriaCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
George Washington considered Alexandria his hometown after its founding in 1749, and it is here that he came to do business, learn the events of the world, pick up mail, and visit friends. His first association with the town was probably as a 17 . . . Map (db m115747) HM
39 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — In Memory of the Honorary Pall-Bearers of General George Washington
Fellow townsmen, brother Masons, trusted friends, comrades in the cause of American Independence. Col. Charles Simms Col. Dennis Ramsay Col. William Payne Col. George Gilpin Col. Philip Marsteller Col. Charles Little In memory . . . Map (db m129193) HM
40 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Methodist Protestant Church Site
On this site between 1828 and 1952 stood the Methodist Protestant Church as a living testimony to the Glory of GodMap (db m195641) HM
41 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Original Site of Immanuel Lutheran Church
Original Site of Immanuel Lutheran Church Founded 1870Map (db m129185) HM
42 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Philip Marsteller1741 - 1803
Lieut. Col U.S.A., Revolutionary War 1st Battalion, Lancaster County Pennsylvania Associators, 1777 Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General Member of The Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, July, 1776 Original stone removed . . . Map (db m195645) HM WM
43 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Retail in AlexandriaCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
The 500 block of King Street has long been associated with retail trade in Alexandria. In the late 18th century, Adam Lynn, Sr. owned the quarter-block at this corner of King and St. Asaph Streets, where he operated a small bake shop selling . . . Map (db m115746) HM
44 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Saint Mary's Catholic Parish
Founded 1795 by Very Rev. Francis Jonatus Neale, S.J. of Georgetown College and Colonel John Fitzgerald, Aide de Camp to General George Washington and one time Mayor of Alexandria Prior to 1785, the Catholic community of Alexandria . . . Map (db m72355) HM
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45 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Saint Paul's Episcopal Church228 Pitt Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m39307) HM
46 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Site of First Services of the Salvation ArmyAlexandria, Virginia — May 1885 —
On this site stood Captain Joseph Pugmire and three lassies who conducted the first Salvation Army services in Alexandria. Later, the Salvation Army was located at 319 and 316 King Street from 1922 to 1965, when it moved to its present facility at . . . Map (db m143) HM
47 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Swann-Daingerfield House Reported permanently removed
Built in 1802 by Thomas Swann Purchased in 1832 by Henry Daingerfield and enlarged. St. Mary's Academy 1889 - 1943 Restored in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Witt Map (db m134974) HM
48 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The AthenaeumCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
Home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, the Athenaeum is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture, with a long and colorful history of occupation. The building was constructed between 1851 and 1852 as the Bank of the Old Dominion, . . . Map (db m115768) HM
49 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Methodist Episcopal Congregation of Alexandria
In 1804, the Methodist Episcopal congregation of Alexandria moved from its first meeting house in Chapel Alley to this location. The meeting house remained here until 1942, when the building was disassembled and relocated to its present site, where . . . Map (db m134972) HM
50 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Original Saint Mary's Church
About eighty feet to the west of this site the original Saint Mary's Church was constructed between 1794–1796 by father Francis Neale, S. J., at the corner of what is now Washington and Church Streets. It was the first catholic church in the . . . Map (db m86633) HM
51 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Visiting Old Town Reported permanently removed
Welcome to Old Town Alexandria! Experience historical charm with contemporary flair from the river to the rails Plan Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House Knowledgeable staff help you create a perfect plan for your . . . Map (db m167097) HM
52 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Welcome to Christ ChurchA historic church and living congregation
Christ Church embodies God's unbounded love by embracing, liberating, and empowering people—whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith. An Episcopal church designed by James Wren in the colonial Georgian style . . . Map (db m129192) HM
53 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town North — Life in "The Berg"Alexandria Heritage Trail — City of Alexandria, est. 1749 —
Populated almost exclusively by Black residents, the racially segregated neighborhood of The Berg evolved by necessity to have its own set of dwellings, amenities, and social institutions. Houses like the "five frame shanties" that stood on this . . . Map (db m204836) HM
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54 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — Alexandria Quaker Burial Ground
Established 1784Map (db m195648) HM
55 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — Home of Edmund Jennings LeeCompleted 1801
Eminent lawyer, he lived here until 1837. His son, Cassius Francis Lee until 1865. Edmund Jennings Lee served as Vestryman and Warden of Christ Church, whose Glebe lands he successfully defended from confiscation after the Revolutionary War. Major . . . Map (db m8566) HM
56 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows
The first story was built in 1812 as the first female free school in Virginia endowed by Mrs. Martha Washington and Mr. W. B. Dandredge. Potomac Lodge No. 38 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows purchased the property on November 15, 1841 and . . . Map (db m67083) HM
57 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — Meade Memorial Episcopal Church Bell Tower
The 1990 enlargement of this church is dedicated to God's glory and to the memory of the Afro-American Christians, many of them emancipated slaves, who became the congregation of Meade Church by Action of the vestry of Christ Church in 1873, two . . . Map (db m129187) HM
58 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — Saint Joseph's Church1915-1990 — Alexandria, Virginia —
Under the guidance of the Most Reverend Denis J. O'Connell, Bishop of Richmond, Saint Joseph's Church was built by Father Joseph J. Kelly, of the Society of Saint Joseph (the Josephites) with the assistance of many benefactors, among them being the . . . Map (db m129200) HM
59 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — E-92 — Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation
On this site stood Beth El Hebrew Congregation’s synagogue, the first structure built as Jewish house of worship in the Washington metropolitan area. Founded in 1859, Beth El, the first reform Jewish congregation in the Washington area, is northern . . . Map (db m8604) HM
60 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — E-147 — Third Baptist Church
Alexandria, occupied by Union troops in 1861, attracted many African Americans escaping slavery. In Jan. 1864, a group of formerly enslaved people organized Third Freedmen's Baptist Church (later Third Baptist Church). The congregation moved to this . . . Map (db m140583) HM
61 Virginia, Alexandria, Seminary Hill — "The Fort" and "Seminary" CommunityCivil War to Civil Rights — City of Alexandria, est. 1749 —
African Americans established "The Fort," a community that continued here after the Civil War (1861-1864) for nearly a century into the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s. The place received its name from The Fort's location around the remnants of . . . Map (db m149722) HM
62 Virginia, Alexandria, Seminary Hill — African Americans and the Civil WarFleeing, Fighting and Working for Freedom — City of Alexandria, est. 1749 —
The Civil War (1861-1865) opened the door for opportunity and civil rights for African American Virginians, about 90 percent of whom were enslaved in 1860. The upheaval from battles and the federal presence in Alexandria and eastern Fairfax . . . Map (db m149734) HM
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63 Virginia, Alexandria, Seminary Hill — Oakland Baptist Church CemeteryCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
In 1939, Samuel Javins conveyed the land which was referred to as "Oakland Church lot" nine years earlier, to the Oakland Baptist Church, after the death of his wife, Florence McKnight Javins. She inherited the property from her mother, Harriet . . . Map (db m81223) HM
64 Virginia, Alexandria, Seminary Hill — The Oakland Baptist ChurchCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
Several residents of "The Fort" community were founders of the Oakland Baptist Church, which is located at the intersection of King Street and Braddock Road. The congregation started worshiping in a bush arbor as Oak Hill Baptist Mission in 1888 . . . Map (db m81185) HM
65 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — 1323 Duke Street – From Slavery to Freedom and Service — Alexandria Heritage Trail —
Text, upper half of marker panel: This house, built by Emmanuel Jones by 1888, stands at the corner of a block that witnessed the extremes of 19th century African American experience. From a slave trading company to significant . . . Map (db m46124) HM
66 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — E-124 — Alfred Street Baptist Church
Alfred Street Baptist Church is home to the oldest African American congregation in Alexandria, dating to the early 19th century. It has served as a prominent religious, educational, and cultural institution. In 1818, the congregation, then . . . Map (db m14623) HM
67 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — Bethel CemeteryResting place of 21 CSA Virginia soldiers
Henry A. Crump 60th Inf • William M. David 62nd Inf • George W.L. Francis 7th Cav • William H. Haws 8th Inf • George W. Herndon 13th Inf • Elias M. Herring 18th Inf • Elijah F. Hutchison 6th Cav • Edward S. Jett 56th Inf • John J. Knoxville 9th . . . Map (db m150721) HM WM
68 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — Bethel CemeteryHere rests 15 Alexandria area soldiers of the 17th Virginia Regiment, CSA
Brown, Alexander H. • Carter, Merriwether T. • Darley, William • Jones, George W. • Lawler, John Joseph • Lewis, William L. • Pitts, Henry Segar • Pitts, Robert Tyler • Proctor, John J. • Roland, Richard N. • Sutherland, John W. • Turner, Albert . . . Map (db m150723) HM WM
69 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — E-139 — Beulah Baptist Church
African Americans escaping slavery found refuge in Alexandria after Union troops occupied the city in 1861. The Rev. Clement “Clem” Robinson established the First Select Colored School in 1862. Hundreds of students registered for day and . . . Map (db m98079) HM
70 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — Capt. James McGuire House
Built 1816-18 by Capt. James McGuire Occupied for much of his Alexandria ministry by Rev. Samuel Cornelius, Pastor First Baptist Church, 1824-41 Restored 1964-65 by Mr. & Mrs. John Page ElliottMap (db m66551) HM
71 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — Courtesy of Bethel Cemetery, Est. 1885
Courtesy of Bethel Cemetery, Est. 1885 on whose grounds rests ten members of Col. John Singleton Mosby's Rangers, 43rd BN CSA. The area of Northern Virginia was known during the war and ever since as Mosby's Confederacy Ayre, George . . . Map (db m150722) HM WM
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72 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — First Catholic Church in VirginiaA. D. 1795
This stone taken from the canal of the Potomac Company of which Washington and Fitzgerald were Directors commemorates the erection of the First Catholic Church in Virginia, A. D. 1795, which stood until 1839 about twenty feet behind this . . . Map (db m79678) HM
73 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — Old Presbyterian Meeting HousePresbyterian Cemetery
In this cemetery rest the earthly remains of Patriots in the Revolutionary War, many of whom were of Scottish ancestry. These Patriots, along with many Presbyterians from Alexandria, fought for the cause of Liberty and assisted the Soldiers . . . Map (db m129163) HM
74 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — E-140 — Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church
At the end of the 18th century, African Americans constituted half of the congregation at Alexandria's Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. With support from Trinity, black members founded a separate congregation early in the 1830s, and their . . . Map (db m127781) HM
75 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — E-136 — Shiloh Baptist Church
Alexandria, occupied by Union troops during the Civil War, became a refuge for African Americans escaping slavery. Before the war ended, about 50 former slaves founded the Shiloh Society, later known as Shiloh Baptist Church. Members held services . . . Map (db m91684) HM
76 Virginia, Alleghany County, Low Moor — Jackson River DepotCrook's Raid
During the Civil War, the Jackson River Depot was located here. It marked the western terminus of the Virginia Central Railroad, which extended 200 miles from Hanover Junction north of Richmond. Located just east of the Kanawha Pass of the Allegheny . . . Map (db m107980) HM
77 Virginia, Alleghany County, Low Moor — L-4 — Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church
First called the Church by the Spring, Oakland Grove Church may have been organized as early as 1834, but it was officially established circa 1847 as a mission of Covington Presbyterian Church. A simple brick house of worship constructed during a . . . Map (db m46377) HM
78 Virginia, Alleghany County, Low Moor — Oakland Presbyterian ChurchOrganized 1834
In continuous use as a place of worship except for a period between 1861 and 1865 when it was used as a hospital for a contingent of General T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson's troops encamped nearby. A monument in the churchyard marks the graves of . . . Map (db m46379) HM
79 Virginia, Alleghany County, Low Moor — Oakland Presbyterian Church and CemeteryA Brief History
William Henry Haynes, Sr. donated land for the Oakland Church and cemetery in 1811 to trustees James M. Montague, John P. Haynes, David Williamson and William H. Haynes, Jr. But the deed was not recorded until 1859. The original structure is said . . . Map (db m46378) HM
80 Virginia, Alleghany County, Low Moor — Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Jackson River Station Around 1857, the Virginia Central Railroad completed the Jackson River Depot and was the terminus of the railroad for trains and travelers heading west. Travelers had to continue their travels by horseback or . . . Map (db m46385) HM
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81 Virginia, Amelia County, Amelia Court House — John Banister Tabb Reported permanently removed
Patriot Father John Bannister Tabb was born in Amelia County in 1845 at “The Forest”, the Tabb family plantation. A member of one of wealthiest families in Virginia, he was carefully schooled by private tutors until the age of 14, when . . . Map (db m35959) HM
82 Virginia, Amelia County, Amelia Court House — John Banister TabbPatriot, Poet, Priest — Tabb Monument —
Tabb was born in 1845 at "The Forest" here in Amelia County into one of Virginia's oldest and wealthiest families, and was destined for the life of a gentleman farmer. The American Civil War changed everything for young John. Despite failing . . . Map (db m180255) HM
83 Virginia, Amelia County, Amelia Court House — AM2 — Mrs. Samantha Jane NeilAmelia Court House, Virginia — Amelia County —
Amelia County is largely indebted to one woman for bringing formal education and religion to African Americans after the Civil War. In 1865 Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil left her home in Pennsylvania to search for her husband's body. He had been a . . . Map (db m180249) HM
84 Virginia, Amelia County, Amelia Court House — AM1 — Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and SchoolAmelia Court House, Virginia — Amelia County —
Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and the Russell Grove School were established as a result of the efforts of Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil, a Presbyterian missionary and teacher of African American children after the Civil War. At first the school . . . Map (db m180251) HM
85 Virginia, Amelia County, Mannboro — Namozine ChurchPursuit Cathces Up — Lee’s Retreat —
When Gen. Robert E. Lee evacuated the Army of Northern Virginia from Petersburg and Richmond on April 2-3, 1865, he ordered the army’s wings to unite at Amelia Court House, where trains would meet them with food and other supplies. The army would . . . Map (db m6049) HM
86 Virginia, Amherst County, Amherst — R-52 — Bear Mountain Indian Mission School
Bear Mountain is the spiritual center of the Monacan community. The Bear Mountain Indian Mission School, ca. 1868, was originally built for church services and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Virginia’s racial segregation . . . Map (db m104369) HM
87 Virginia, Amherst County, Amherst — R-21 — Rucker’s Chapel
Nearby stood Rucker’s Chapel, one of the first Anglican (present-day Episcopal) churches in Amherst County. Also known as Harris Creek Church and later as St. Matthew’s, the church was founded by Col. Ambrose Rucker before 1751. It stood on part of . . . Map (db m46350) HM
88 Virginia, Amherst County, Amherst — The Reverend Robert Rose1704-1751
To honor The Reverend Robert Rose 1704-1751 First Minister of St. Ann’s Parish in Old Albermarle County 1747-1751 This tablet commemorates the establishment by him of St. Mark’s Church at Maple Run 1748 To the present site, in . . . Map (db m122978) HM
89 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Arlington Heights Historic District — Hunter's Crossroads
One of the routes at this historic intersection is Glebe Road, developed in the 18-th century to connect Alexandria with northern Arlington. Columbian Turnpike was built in 1808 between the Long Bridge to Washington and the Little River Turnpike at . . . Map (db m59705) HM
90 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Arlington National Cemetery — Catholic War Veterans, U.S.A.
Dedicated to the memory of those who faithfully served God Country HomeMap (db m137233) WM
91 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Barcroft — Barcroft Community House
The Barcroft Community house was constructed in 1908 as a branch chapel of the Methodist church. It was sold in 1914 to the neighborhood civic association, the Barcroft School and Civic League. The building served as the Barcroft neighborhood public . . . Map (db m56472) HM
92 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Barcroft — Reeb Hall1949-2012 — Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington —
The Unitarian Church of Arlington (UCA), founded in 1948, had its first permanent home sited here. The first section (on the right) opened in 1949 and the second section in 1952, both designed by UCA member Earl B. Bailey, A.I.A. Active in the . . . Map (db m128220) HM
93 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Barcroft — Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia Sanctuary4444 Arlington Boulevard
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia Sanctuary 1962 Entered in 2014 on the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of Interior Register of Historic Places Commonwealth of Virginia . . . Map (db m128219) HM
94 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University
Glebe Road & Ballston Glebe Road, which passes this site, is one of Northern Virginia's oldest transportation arteries. Its recorded history dates to ca. 1740 when it was known as the "Road to the Falls," taking travelers by land from the . . . Map (db m145145) HM
95 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Crystal City — Arlington Transformed by War
" … a detail of men with axes was marched … to the place afterwards known as 'Fort Runyon' and proceeded to level the ground of a fine peach orchard of three hundred trees." Emmons Clark, History of the Seventh . . . Map (db m134984) HM
96 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Chaplains Hill
Left-most, first marker Catholic Chaplains who died serving their country in World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts World War II Antonucci, Ralph A. · Babst, Julius J. · Bacigalupo, Andrew · Barrett, Thomas J. · . . . Map (db m45149) WM
97 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Military Chaplains Association Memorial
Honoring all who servedMap (db m137199) WM
98 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Foxcroft Heights — Site of Arlington Chapel
Arlington's first house of worship, the Chapel of Ease of Arlington Plantation, was near this location. George Washington Parke Custis built it about 1825 for his family, neighbors, and servants. Services were conducted by students from the . . . Map (db m30008) HM
99 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Glencarlyn — Carlin Community Hall
Since its construction in 1892 as a meeting hall, this building has been in continuous community service. In addition to its use for community meetings, the building also was used for an elementary school, church services, a nursery school, a . . . Map (db m55375) HM
100 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1911
Four Mile Run is used by the community for swimming and baptizing.Map (db m214465) HM

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