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Name Fincastle Baptist Church

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Image of "Gabriel Gray 1830-1902" - 2009.1.4

"Gabriel Gray 1830-1902" - 2009.1.4

Biography of Gabriel Gray (1830-1902), who was principal and teacher in the Fincastle School, Botetourt County Superintendent of Schools, and pastor of Fincastle Baptist Church, Mill Creek Baptist Church, and Zion Hill Baptist Church. Hand written on the page is "It's a Rainbow Nell C. Thompson." Also includes biographical information about Benjamin Haden, Sr, Benjamin Haden, Jr. and Benjamin Haden III.

Image of Notes Regarding Fincastle Baptist Church - 2009.1.5

Notes Regarding Fincastle Baptist Church - 2009.1.5

Hand written timeline of important events in the history of the Fincastle Baptist Church.

Image of "The Weekly Calendar" - 2009.1.6

"The Weekly Calendar" - 2009.1.6

Fincastle Baptist Church Weekly Calendar, June 25, 1916 featuring C. B. Lunsford Day, a commemoration of his 30 years of service as Superintendent of the Sunday School.

Image of "The Baptist Visitor" - 2009.1.7

"The Baptist Visitor" - 2009.1.7

Fincastle Baptist Church newsletter with church activities and current news of April 1897.

Image of "The Weekly Calendar" - 2009.1.8

"The Weekly Calendar" - 2009.1.8

Fincastle Baptist Church Weekly Calendar, describes church activities and news for the week of November 2, 1913. Includes descriptions of activities and a history of the Fincastle Baptist Church.

Image of "A Short History of the Trouble in the Fincastle Baptist Church Which Caused a Division in Its Membership, Given By the Other Side"  - 2009.1.10

"A Short History of the Trouble in the Fincastle Baptist Church Which Caused a Division in Its Membership, Given By the Other Side" - 2009.1.10

Pamphlet describing church strife in the Fincastle Baptist Church concerning dancing in 1893.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Thesis Recounts Fincastle Baptist's Early History" - 2009.1.11

Newspaper article titled "Thesis Recounts Fincastle Baptist's Early History" - 2009.1.11

The history of Fincastle Baptist Church is described in this newspaper article by Bob Willis. Based on "Fincastle, Virginia, 1772-1942: a Study of Small Town Life, a thesis by Ernest Cline Snyder, and "History of Fincastle Baptist Church," by F. D. Bolton.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Bells Herald New Year, Welcome Visitors" - 2009.1.107

Newspaper article titled "Bells Herald New Year, Welcome Visitors" - 2009.1.107

The traditions surrounding the ringing of the bells in Fincastle on New Year's Eve are described. Written by Jerrie Atkin.

Image of Letter from Dottie Sue Simmons Kessler to "Monty" - 2009.1.194

Letter from Dottie Sue Simmons Kessler to "Monty" - 2009.1.194

Letter written by Dorothy Kessler describing the Bolton's Christmas Shop with Toy Room and the Fincastle Baptist Church Christmas tree.

Image of Newspaper article titled "December 1871 Letter Written as Fincastle Fire Begins" - 2009.1.335

Newspaper article titled "December 1871 Letter Written as Fincastle Fire Begins" - 2009.1.335

In "Botetourt Historical Notes" author Bob Willis captures text from a December 11, 1871 letter from Rutherford Rowland to his father regarding the Fincastle fire of 1871.