Hurricane Baptist Church/Hurricane Bridge Skirmish
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 38° 24.885 W 082° 01.093
17S E 411108 N 4252324
Hurricane Baptist Church, Putnam Co., WV
Waymark Code: WM1DNE
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/14/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member dustyroades
Views: 61

Hurricane Baptist Church was founded May 26, 1860, near the old Hurricane Bridge. F.H. Reynolds was first clerk and James Mitchell, the first moderator. This log meeting-house was burned in 1863 by soldiers of the Civil War. Its congregation was scattered but reassembled in 1871. April 2, 1877, it received a deed from C.P. Huntington, president of the Central Land Company, for the site of the present Baptist structure. "

Federal troops of the 13th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel W.R. Brown, encamped here, were engaged in a five-hour skirmish with a Confederate force commanded by General Albert G. Jenkins, March 28, 1863. Defeated, the Confederates withdrew and continued their march toward their objective, Point Pleasant, where it was rumored that a vast quantity of Federal stores was deposited.
Marker Title: Hurricane Baptist Church/Hurricane Bridge Skirmish

Marker Location: US 60, at junction with WV 34, Hurricane

County or Independent City: Putman

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Culture and History 1981

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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