Uchee / Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee

Uchee / Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee (HM1BCZ)

Location: Hatchechubbee, AL 36858 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.086', W 85° 21.424'

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One of the oldest white settlements in the Chattahoochee Valley before and after the removal of the Indians; land deeds between whites date back to 1832, the year of Russell County's founding. The name of the town comes from the Indian name of a creek which originates nearby. In its early years it was a cultural, political and religious center. Three academies were established in the area: Good Hope, Spring Grove and Andrew's Chapel. Russell County's first member of the Alabama House of Representative, Nimrod Washington Long, was among the pioneers here.

Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee
The oldest continually active church in Russell County is located on this lot. Good Hope Church was constituted July 29, 1837. The present building, as was that of the Methodist church, was constructed in 1857. They are the oldest continually used church structures in Russell County. The builder was L.S. Johnson. The original sixteen members had the names of Jelks, Covington, Miles, Davis, Turner, Wallace, Ivey, Thomas and a slave of E.C. Thomas. Their number increased rapidly and for years the Church was the wellspring for Baptist activity in the County.
Year Placed1980
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 654598 N 3580576
Decimal Degrees32.35143333, -85.35706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.086', W 85° 21.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 5.16" N, 85° 21' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6042-6062 Co Rd 22, Hatchechubbee AL 36858, US
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