Shiloh Baptist Church Old Site

Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) Named to National Register of Historic Places

by | Feb 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The church is located at 801 Sophia St. in downtown Fredericksburg, Va.

It was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in September 2015.

In 1815 a group of Baptists began meeting in a building along the Rappahannock River, at what is now the present location of Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site). The current building was constructed in 1890. “The congregation has served Fredericksburg’s African American community for 125 years most forcefully in education and civil rights,” the Virginia Landmarks Register said.

The church is still active today, under the leadership of The Reverend Aaron L. Dobynes. Rev. Dobynes began serving as the church’s pastor in June 2014.

More information is available on the website:
A history of the Fredericksburg congregation that became Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site).

Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources recommended Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) to the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

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