Union Baptist Church

Union Baptist Church (HM29ZW)

Location: Brusly, LA 70719 West Baton Rouge Parish
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N 30° 23.225', W 91° 14.17'

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Oral tradition recounts a visit by an African American gospel
preacher in 1804. He preached the Baptist Christian Doctrine
for the first time in West Baton Rouge near the foot of the
levee where present day Gwin St. would have met the river.
Thus was established a foundation for the Baptist faith in the
Brusly community. Union Baptist Church continued to build
on this foundation with its organization, circa 1868. In 1883,
Reverend Hannibal Williams constructed a wooden church.
1904 saw its first renovation and laying of a cornerstone. The
building was designed in the gothic style with pointed arch
windows and wood siding. The front entry was located in the
bell tower, and the bell tower was topped with a tall steeple.
Various expansions and renovations have occurred over the
years. A yard baptismal pool was constructed in the 1950s and
later moved indoors. The exterior was bricked and a new
cornerstone laid in 1962. The church has ministered to its
congregation and the community with spiritual, educational
and civic outreach programs. In May 2008, the Town of Brusly
designated Union Baptist Church as a community landmark."
HM NumberHM29ZW
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 669466 N 3362998
Decimal Degrees30.38708333, -91.23616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 23.225', W 91° 14.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 23' 13.5" N, 91° 14' 10.2" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 743 Gwin St, Brusly LA 70719, US
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