Athens First Presbyterian Church

Athens First Presbyterian Church (HMJDS)

Location: Athens, AL 35611 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.16', W 86° 58.328'

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This church was organized in 1829 as a Cumberland Presbyterian church by the Revs. Robert Donnell, John Morgan and Allen Gipson.

After first using an interdenominational building, a church was built on West Washington street in 1852. This was badly damaged during the Civil War and worshippers met at the Baptist Church. Sufficient money was raised to begin the building of the present church, "On the Square", which was completed in 1895, less than ten years before this church joined the majority to merge into the United Presbyterian Church. In this church in 1982, commissioners form the UPC and the PCUS Presbyteries voted to merge in the first joint meeting of the two Presbyteries. The resulting Presbytery was called the North Alabama Union Presbytery.
Placed ByGiven in Honor of Jeane and Alge Nazaretian, Friends of the Church, By their Children, Jeanne N. Smith, Dr. Angie Nazaretian and Peter N. Nazaretian
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 502548 N 3851160
Decimal Degrees34.80266667, -86.97213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.16', W 86° 58.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 9.60" N, 86° 58' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-189 S Jefferson St, Athens AL 35611, US
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