1869-1912 - First Baptist Church - Martinsburg, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 39° 27.405 W 077° 58.029
18S E 244707 N 4371667
Quick Description: Cornerstone for First Baptist Church in Martinsburg, dated 1869 and 1912.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2016 12:25:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMRW36
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
First Baptist Church traces its roots to Mt Zion Baptist Church in Berkeley County in 1835. In 1868, several members of that church began construction of this church. The cornerstone was laid on 24 August 1869. The church opened in 1870 and was dedicated 29 March, 1874. In 1912 significant restorations/additions were completed and the church rededicated.

Services and related activities are still carried out.
Year of construction: 1869

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Full inscription:
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH MDCCCLXIX MCMXII


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