Columbia Baptist Church

Columbia Baptist Church (HMBI2)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046 Charles City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.882', W 77° 10.191'

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In 1859, the church trustees bought this ½ acre (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell Grant) for $100. The 2-story clapboard over timber church served as a Union hospital and appears in Matthew Brady photos. Pastor John Read was shot by Mosby Troops as Union spy. When congregation became inactive, church was site of 1875 first town council meeting and first public school. Jefferson Institute, 1875 to 1882. Church was reorganized in 1880 and relocated in 1909 to West Columbia St. Church here was demolished and replaced by Episcopalian parish hall in 1920
HM NumberHMBI2
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
Placed ByCity of Falls Church
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311785 N 4305849
Decimal Degrees38.88136667, -77.16985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.882', W 77° 10.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 52.92" N, 77° 10' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 168 E Broad St, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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