1890 ~ Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek
N 38° 18.137 W 077° 27.441
18S E 285124 N 4242211
Quick Description: In 1890, Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) rose where the original church from 1856 had stood.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2009 11:41:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM5X3Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 5

Long Description:
The African Baptist of Fredericksburg
The Shiloh Baptist (Old Site) resides on the site once occupied by the African Baptist Church. Constructed as the Fredericksburg Baptist Church, the building was sold to its African-American members in 1857, after the white congregation had moved to a larger sanctuary on Princess Anne St.
The African Baptists initially had a white pastor because Virginia law prohibited blacks from meeting without a white person present. Following the Civil War, the congregation adopted the name Shiloh Baptist Church and George L. Dixon, a slave who had purchased his freedom in 1856, became its first black pastor.
In 1886, a portion of the structure collapsed a result of periodic flooding. Church members disagreed on where to rebuild and eventually divided into two congregations. In 1890, Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) rose where the original church had stood. Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site) established itself at Princess Anne and Wolfe Streets.
Year of construction: 1890

Full inscription:
Shiloh Baptist Church Old Site Rebuilt 1890 ~~~~ Ever Ready Club 1986 -------------- Laid by Fredericskburg Lodge no. 4 Af & Am June 18, 1890 B.B. Berrey D.D.


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