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Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Orange Ave, Roanoke, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 18' 13.627152", -79° 53' 29.842908"
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The members of Mount Moriah Baptist Church belong to one of the region's earliest African American congregations, originating in a Sunday school for slaves established in the mid-1800s by Dr. Charles L. Cocke, founder of Hollins College. The group gained permission in 1858 to build its first church. The present church, the congregation's third, was built about 1908. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1994. The nearby cemetery was expanded from a former slave burial ground.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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