Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church (HMAZX)

Location: Lanexa, VA 23089 James City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.45', W 76° 53.67'

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Liberty Church was organized in 1830 with 25 members led by Elder Thomas S. Morris. In 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention appointed Samuel Cornelius Clopton, son of the second pastor, Elder James Clopton, as its first missionary. The third pastor, Elder John "Parson" Turner, served without pay, 1837-1867. During Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign of 1862, retreating Confederate soldiers destroyed the nearby bridge over Diascund Creek to slow the Federal advance on Richmond. Union forces rebuilt the bridge with floorboards and joists from the original church. For a century, church members were baptized in the creek. The present sanctuary was built in 1930.
Marker NumberW 74
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332367 N 4143612
Decimal Degrees37.42416667, -76.89450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.45', W 76° 53.67'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 27.00" N, 76° 53' 40.20" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9614 Richmond Rd, Lanexa VA 23089, US
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