Saint Luke Baptist Church

Saint Luke Baptist Church (HM1EQN)

Location: Marianna, FL 32448 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 46.383', W 85° 13.37'

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This African-American church was founded under a brush arbor on the banks of the Chipola River in August, 1867 under the leadership of Rev. Samuel Brown. Shortly after organizing, one of the members who owned a blacksmith shop allowed his shop to be used as the first permanent home of the Saint Luke Baptist Church. In 1890, Rev. William King and congregation selected the present site and a wooden structure was erected. The years that followed were glorious years for the members of Saint Luke and the surrounding area. The church was used for religious and educational purposes. In 1921, under the leadership of Rev. King David Britt (1882-1959), the present brick structure was erected. The church was completed under the leadership of Rev. L.C. Herring, Rev. L.B. Brown, and Rev. Dr. A.H. Parker (1907-1995). The design of the building follows the Gothic Revival Style with its pointed, arch leaded stained glass windows and towers on either side of the central nave. The church is located on one of the highest points in central Marianna. Even though the building was vacated by the congregation in 1984, it continues to be a main focal point in Marianna.
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HM NumberHM1EQN
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Marker NumberF-498_MARKER
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Saint Luke Baptist Church and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 670072 N 3405800
Decimal Degrees30.77305000, -85.22283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 46.383', W 85° 13.37'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 46' 22.98" N, 85° 13' 22.20" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4484-4492 Jackson St, Marianna FL 32448, US
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