Antioch Baptist Church

Antioch Baptist Church (HM1BC1)

Location: Yale, VA 23897 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 48.69', W 77° 16.879'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1BC1
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Marker NumberU0-6
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 296502 N 4076389
Decimal Degrees36.81150000, -77.28131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 48.69', W 77° 16.879'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 48' 41.40" N, 77° 16' 52.74" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22371 Courthouse Rd, Yale VA 23897, US
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