Name: Mount Alto Baptist Church
Image Number: MJ04cdMJ01
Comments: In 1882 and under the leadership of H. Allen, Mt. Alto Baptist Church was built on a ridge overlooking Mt. Alto Road. Its cornerstone (see below)
suggests the church underwent expansion or reconstruction in 1956 under the leadership of D.W. Allen.
The Mt. Alto Baptist Church property is located at 4330 Mt. Alto Rd. in Esmont, VA, and it also contains a small
Nearby at 4223 Mt. Alto Road sits an old schoolhouse called Mt. Alto School. According to the authors of a National Register
for Historic Places nomination form, the first Mt. Alto School "was built in 1890 for $700" and 19 students attended it.
The current Mt Alto School building dates to "around 1920," and is in a different location than the first school building by that name.
Scottsville Museum wishes to thank Maxwell Johnson for his research and photographs on this Esmont
Hallock, Jennifer ; Gardiner Hallock & Kristie Baynard. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Southern Albemarle
Rural Historic District. February 2007.
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