The First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church (HMJ04)

Location: Alexander City, AL 35010 Tallapoosa County
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N 32° 56.599', W 85° 57.242'

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In the summer of 1872 a few residents in the village of Youngsville gathered for a revival held on the hill later occupied by Mistletoe Bough. Alexander City's First Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church trace their origins from that union revival held under a bush arbor.
On August 3, 1872 eleven men and women guided by Rev. A. K. Tribble met under the bush arbor and organized the Youngsville Baptist Church. J. T. P. Christian and B. B. Reams were elected deacons and T. S. Christian, Sr. was elected clerk. Following the town's name change the next year, the church became the Alexander City Baptist Church. Sunday services were held once a month until 1879.
On this site in 1877 the congregation erected its first house-of-worship, a wood-frame structure valued at $1000. The church erected new sanctuaries on this site in 1906 and in 1967.
HM NumberHMJ04
Year Placed2001
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 597774 N 3645488
Decimal Degrees32.94331667, -85.95403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.599', W 85° 57.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 35.94" N, 85° 57' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)256, 334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64-98 Court Square, Alexander City AL 35010, US
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