Fork Union Baptist Church

Fork Union Baptist Church (HMC07)

Location: Fork Union, VA 23055 Fluvanna County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.78', W 78° 15.758'

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Fork Union Baptist Church was constituted in1798. Presbyterian, Episcopal, Methodist,and Baptist congregations shared as a placeof worship the current church, built in 1824and first known as the Brick Meetinghouse.Gen. John Hartwell Cocke, a local plantationowner who assisted Thomas Jefferson inestablishing the University of Virginia, wasits architect. It is the oldest Church buildingin Fluvanna County in continuous use forthat purpose. In 1898, ten of its membersbecame the original guarantors of ForkUnion Military Academy. The churchsanctuary was the site of the first andsubsequent academy graduations until 1937.
HM NumberHMC07
Marker NumberGA-39
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 741128 N 4183048
Decimal Degrees37.76300000, -78.26263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.78', W 78° 15.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 46.80" N, 78° 15' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4744 James Madison Hwy, Fork Union VA 23055, US
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