Lovely Mountain Baptist Church

Lovely Mountain Baptist Church (HM1ZED)

Location: Radford, VA 24141
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.177', W 80° 32.97'

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(First Baptist Church)

On 15 Nov. 1869, the Rev. Capt. Charles S.
Schaeffer of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen,
and Abandoned Lands met with the people of
Lovely Mount (later Radford) and organized the
Lovely Mount Baptist Church. In 1898, the congregation purchased the Lutheran church that stood at this location on Fairfax Street, and
changed its name to the First Baptist Church,
The first church of the Baptist denomination tn
Radford, Lovely Mount/First Baptist Church
served the African American community for more
than 60 years until Radford College purchased it
in 1961 and demolished it to and Peters Hall.
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 540012 N 4110085
Decimal Degrees37.13628333, -80.54950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.177', W 80° 32.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 10.62" N, 80° 32' 58.2" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 799 Fairfax St, Radford VA 24141, US
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