The origin of what is now Chestnut Grove Baptist Church began January 9, 1773 in the Lewis Meeting House on the Lewis Property near the University of Virginia. After examination and the consultation of the people by two Ministers and an Elder, it was declared to be Albemarle Baptist Church. There were 48 constituent members.
Among these 48 members were a few from Earlysville and the surrounding areas, but most were further south. As the years progressed most members were from the area around Earlysville and in 1801 the congregation moved to its second location, into an old abandoned Anglican Church building. The church then became known as Buckmountain Baptist Church.
In 1833, after the Episcopalians reclaimed their building, the Baptists made their third move in to the newly built Union Church building in the center of Earlysville, which served the Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians. The Baptist congregation changed their name for the third time to Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Finally in 1879 the congregation built its fourth and current location here at 550 Buck Mountain Rd.
We have a long and rich history of being a community of faith and advancing God's Kingdom here on earth. We are excited about what God will do next.