Shoal Creek Baptist Church

Shoal Creek Baptist Church (HM1AWJ)

Location: Arab, AL 35016 Marshall County
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N 34° 19.577', W 86° 27.031'

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The church was founded on March 14, 1886 by charter members R.J. Riddle, Julie Riddle, W.J. Wright, A. M. Preston, W.B. Scott and F.E. Scott. It is named after Shoal Creek, which rises up less than a mile from the church grounds and empties into the Tennessee River near Paint Rock Bluff. Before the original building was erected in 1887, services were held under a brush arbor. The present sanctuary was built in 1956, the education building in 1979, and the fellowship hall in 1993. Shoal Creek's first pastor was P.M. Thompson. Montgomery K. Taylor, another of the church's early pastors, served here for thirty years. He also served as the first pastor of Arab First Baptist during his term at Shoal Creek. As he had requested during his tenure, he was laid to rest behind the church in the grave plot closest to the pulpit.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 550549 N 3798471
Decimal Degrees34.32628333, -86.45051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 19.577', W 86° 27.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 19' 34.62" N, 86° 27' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 768-928 Shoal Creek Rd, Arab AL 35016, US
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