Bethleham Baptist Church

Bethleham Baptist Church (HM1M1W)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22306 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 44.6742', W 77° 4.8381'

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According to tradition, the earliest congregation which would become the Bethleham Baptist Church, was organized circa 1863 by Samuel K. Taylor, a former slave, who preached in the homes of the African American residents of Gum Springs. Shortly after the Civil War ended their first building was used as both a house of worship and school. The cornerstone was laid for a new church in April 1884. Third and fourth edifices were built respectively in 1930 and 1993. The church grew with the African American community and continues to be an important center of religious activity in Gum Springs.
HM NumberHM1M1W
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceChurch/House of Worship, School
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 7:55am PDT -07:00
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Location Description7836 Fordson Rd Alexandria, VA 22306
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319179 N 4290487
Decimal Degrees38.74456940, -77.08063460
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.6742', W 77° 4.8381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 40.4498" N, 77° 4' 50.2846" W
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Area Code(s)703
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7832 Fordson Rd, Alexandria VA 22306, US
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