First known as Second Baptist (considered a branch of First Baptist Church of Williamsburg), Queen Street Church was established in 1865 by African Americans from Williamsburg. The group worshiped at various locations including the Hampton Court House and at Butler School near the site of the Emancipation Oak. Eventually, land was purchased and the church was raised “in town” before eventually moving to its present address on West Queen’s Way in 1863. Rev. Thomas H. Shorts, who served as pastor from 1883 to 1917, founded the Galilean Fisherman’s Consolidated Bank and served as Vice President of People’s Building and Loan.
Drive-by site. Open to visitors for Sunday services.
Highway exit: I-64, Exit 267 to Settler’s Landing Road