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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTQ3_pension-row_Madison-AL.html
Pension Row is representative of many small town African American neighborhoods. Once a thriving community with its own schools, churches, businesses, lodges, and recreation areas, it has been a part of Madison since Madison was incorporated in 18…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTGE_harris-hill-cemetery_Huntsville-AL.html
Harris Hill Cemetery is located Sec. 17, T3, and R1E, on the south side of Highway 72 East at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and Highway 72 East in a large clump of trees on a small rise. This is the old home place and family graveyard of Fr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSZZ_saint-marys-church-of-the-visitation_Huntsville-AL.html
Missionaries served Catholics in Huntsville until 1861, when Father Jeremiah F. Trecy was sent by Bishop John Quinlan to organize this parish. Cornerstone for the building was laid in October 1861. Due to the Civil War the church was not completed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSWJ_original-site-of-lakeside-united-methodist-church_Huntsville-AL.html
Marker Front:The Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church purchased this property in 1866, and the congregation erected a frame building with a brick basement in 1867. The Rev. Howell Echols was the first pastor. In 1886, a brick build…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQVE_lee-mansion_Madison-AL.html
This Federal-style farmhouse was originally part of a complex constructed in 1818 on property that is now owned by Redstone Arsenal. In 1818, James Cooper, a cotton farmer constructed a house for his bride, Charity. After Mr. Cooper's death, Chari…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQVB_mt-zion-primitive-baptist-church_Madison-AL.html
The Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church was established in 1878 beneath a weeping willow tree in Triana, Alabama under the leadership of Elder Eli Patton. On June 20, 1905 the present site was purchased in the New Haven community and a new sanctuary…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQMR_original-site-of-alabama-agricultural-and-mechanical-university_Huntsville-AL.html
(Front) Original site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (now located at Normal, Alabama) Legislature approved 9 December 1873 "a normal school for the education of colored teachers" in Huntsville. Ex-slave William Hooper Council…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQLB_fords-chapel-united-methodist-church_Harvest-AL.html
The Western Conference, Oct. 1-7, 1808 in Williamson County, Tenn., sent James Gwinn to the "great bend" of the Tenn. River. Gwinn organized at the home of Richard and Betsy Ford, the first Methodist Society of the six in the Flint Circuit. This c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQL9_shiloh-united-methodist-church_Huntsville-AL.html
In October, 1808, the Western Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church sent James Gwinn, a circuit rider, to the "great bend" of the Tennessee River to formalize existing Methodist Societies. He organized the Flint Circuit to serve frontier se…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQL8_flint-river-primitive-baptist-church_Brownsboro-AL.html
Commemorating the first organized church in Alabama. Established Oct. 2, 1808, upon the Doctrine of Salvation by Grace, as attested byher Articles of Faith.The first building was erected 1 mi. N.E. Articles of FaithWe believe:1. In only one tru…
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