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Zion Poplars Baptist Church NW-17 | Marker History

Zion Poplars Baptist Church Marker, NW-17

Zion Poplars Baptist Church houses one of the oldest independent African-American congregations in Gloucester County. It is named for seven united poplar trees under which the founding members first met for worship in 1866. The church was erected here in 1894 in the Gothic Revival architectural style, with both Victorian and classical detailing. During the 1930s the church was moved 110 feet because of road construction. The interior exhibits the creative craftsmanship of Frank Braxton, a former slave. The church was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2000
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
Geographic Location: Gloucester County
Physical Description of Location: Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061. Located on State Route 629, 0.6 miles east of the junction of State Route 629 and Main Street (Hwy 17). Marker is on the right when traveling east on State Route 629.
GPS Location: 37.399667,-76.509149
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