The Christian Index

The Christian Index (HMJ0B)

Location: Washington, DC 20004
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N 38° 53.776', W 77° 1.529'

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America's oldest existing religious newspaper was first published on this city block at 925 E Street on February 2, 1822. Founded by the legendary Baptist leader Luther Rice, the paper was originally known as The Columbian Star and utilized to promote Baptist missions and Columbian College (now George Washington University) which was founded as a Baptist school by Rice in 1821. The name of the paper was changed to The Christian Index before being bought by Jesse Mercer and moved to Georgia in 1833. The Index is now owned and operated by the Georgia Baptist Convention and has been published in Atlanta since 1866.
HM NumberHMJ0B
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Georgia Baptist Historical Commission in the Index's 175th year of publication
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324346 N 4307215
Decimal Degrees38.89626667, -77.02548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.776', W 77° 1.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 46.56" N, 77° 1' 31.74" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 999 E St NW, Washington DC 20004, US
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