Midlothian Mine DisasterWinfree Memorial Baptist Church, constituted in 1852 as Jerusalem Baptist Church, originally stood to the west on Buckingham Pike. In September 1881, to better serve the coal mining community, the frame structure was rolled here on logs. On 3 Feb. 1882, a methane explosion killed 32 miners in the Midlothian Coal Mining Company's Grove Shaft nearby. David B. Winfree and other members of the congregation raised funds and provided assistance for the individuals who lost family members. The present brick church was dedicated in 1925, and the congregation was renamed in honor of pastors David B. Winfree and his son Robert H. Winfree.
|Marker Number||O 62|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 265527 N 4154063|
|Decimal Degrees||37.50375000, -77.65258333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 30.225', W 77° 39.155'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 30' 13.50" N, 77° 39' 9.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian VA 23113, US|
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