First Baptist Church 1888

First Baptist Church 1888 (HMJ9Y)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.187', W 87° 40.439'

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On May 27, 1888, this church was established in the courthouse after a commencement sermon at the State Normal College delivered by the Rev. W. H. Smith. Its initial name was First Missionary Baptist, but in 1910 it became First Baptist. The Florence Land company gave property, and building was erected and occupied in 1890. That building burned in 1909; only the piano, the pulpit Bible, a pulpit chair and the communion service survived. Dedication for the next building occurred in 1910. A new sanctuary was constructed in 1963. First Baptist has always been committed to Missions in the Shoals and around the world.
HM NumberHMJ9Y
Placed ByFlorence Historical Board Florence Alabama
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438350 N 3851416
Decimal Degrees34.80311667, -87.67398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.187', W 87° 40.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 11.22" N, 87° 40' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-352 E Tombigbee St, Florence AL 35630, US
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