Mount Meigs, AlabamaOrganized on June 5, 1818, the Antioch Baptist Church at Mt. Meigs was the first church of any denomination established in Montgomery County. Rev. James McLemore was its founder and first pastor. Antioch, like most churches in the county, had both white and black members before the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Antioch was officially incorporated in May of 1911 under a 9-man board of trustees. In 1919, the Antioch congregation built a new church building on land adjoining the Peoples Village School using material from the old church building; it was bricked and rededicated in 1980. In 1989, classrooms and a fellowship hall were added and a larger sanctuary with a capacity for 1,500 worshipers followed in 1999. The public road leading to the church is designated "Antioch Lane" in recognition of the role Antioch has played in the surrounding communities.
|Placed By||The Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 584324 N 3580120|
|Decimal Degrees||32.35483333, -86.10380000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 21.29', W 86° 6.228'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 21' 17.40" N, 86° 6' 13.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-45 Gibbs Rd, Pike Rd AL 36064, US|
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