Historic Buckingham Inc
Post Office Box 152, Buckingham, Virginia 23921
Alexander Hill Baptist Church
Along with two other local organizations, HBI is helping to preserve and restore this unique piece of African American history. AHBC was built in the 1860s after the Civil War ended . Before that time slaves were not allowed a building in which to worship so they constructed a brush arbor with a preacher's mound. The mound and brush arbor are there on the property. Brush Arbor services have been held in the past and are in the plans for the future events. The trustees have acquired 2 additional acres of land to have parking and possibly a well and septic. Our goal is to restore the building and preserve it for generations to come. The trustees want to make the building safe enough to be used as a place of worship again. Along with services on Sundays we want the building and grounds to be open to the public for educational tours on Saturdays.
We are currently searching for memories of church life at AHBC, old photos, stories, names of folks who called this little church their place of worship. We will make copies of photos and type up the stories and memories for a history of the church for publication down the road.
Our current immediate goal is to preserve the church building which because of age and weather is in bad shape . If you would like to help financially , you can make a tax deductible contribution to :
Historic Buckingham Inc., PO Box 152, Buckingham, va 23921
memo: AHBC fund.