Winfree Memorial Baptist Church

Winfree Memorial Baptist Church (HMO21)

Location: Midlothian, VA 23113 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.225', W 77° 39.155'

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Midlothian Mine Disaster

Winfree 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.
HM NumberHMO21
Marker NumberO 62
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265527 N 4154063
Decimal Degrees37.50375000, -77.65258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.225', W 77° 39.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 13.50" N, 77° 39' 9.30" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian VA 23113, US
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