Highway Marker: Samuel Harris Homesite
Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Samuel Harris Homesite Marker

Highway Marker Text

Samuel Harris Homesite 1759-1930

The home of Samuel Harris — pre-Revolutionary public official, patriot, Baptist minister, advocate of religious liberty, first moderator of Pittsylvania and Virginia Baptists — stood on the slope west of this marker. Here the Fall Creek Baptist Church was formed and met until 1771.

Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1970


The marker is located alongside the southbound lane of US 29 Business on Fall Creek Hill, on the south side of Blairs and about a mile north of the Danville city limits.

Not all sources are unanimous on the site of the Samuel Harris home. Local historian Maud Carter Clement (see her 1952 Abbreviated History of Pittsylvania County) places it at Strawberry Plantation, on Strawberry Creek near Whitmell.

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