Old Salem Church

Old Salem Church (HM1QG)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.325', W 77° 31.853'

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This simple and sturdy edifice, constructed in 1844, is typical of the brick churches which rural Baptists build around Fredericksburg in the mid-19th century. During the campaign of November and December, 1862, the building sheltered refugees from Fredericksburg and later served to store their furniture. On May 3 and 4, 1863, it had a brief but significant life as a Confederate fortress and lent its name forever to this battlefield. Then, when the battle was over, it became a crowded hospital. Old Salem Church remained a Baptist sanctuary until 1955, when the congregation built the new church just beyond the cemetery. The cemetery itself was established in 1899.
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 1:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278652 N 4240883
Decimal Degrees38.28875000, -77.53088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.325', W 77° 31.853'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 19.50" N, 77° 31' 51.18" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5568-5598 Norris Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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