Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy

Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy (HM1EN7)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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N 37° 24.942', W 79° 9.407'

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On October 16, 1876, a tragic "false alarm" panic at the old Court Street Baptist Church resulted in the deaths of eight people attending a wedding reception there. One of these young women, Maria Wilson, age 17, is buried nearby.

No tombstones can be found for the others:
Maria S. Ransom, Mary Henry, Emma Powell, Adeline Burks, Lucinda Cox, Virginia Robinson, and Mildred Walls.
HM NumberHM1EN7
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663112 N 4142583
Decimal Degrees37.41570000, -79.15678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.942', W 79° 9.407'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 56.52" N, 79° 9' 24.42" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Monroe St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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