— Prince Edward County —The First Baptist Church was organized in 1866 as an outgrowth of the predominantly white Farmville Baptist Church. In 1949, following the death of the Rev. C. H. Griffin, the Church voted unanimously to call his son, L. Francis Griffin, as pastor. First Baptist Church did not know the young Rev. Griffin had already received a call to pastor a large, northern church with a very promising future, but it did not take long for the young preacher to decide that his home church needed his services much more than the other.
|Placed By||Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail?|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 731046 N 4131420|
|Decimal Degrees||37.30073333, -78.39321667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.044', W 78° 23.593'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 2.64" N, 78° 23' 35.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 126-170 S Main St, Farmville VA 23901, US|
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