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Forest City in Rutherford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized as Cool Springs Baptist Church in John Bostick home in 1848-met there until 1855, about 500 feet west. First log Meeting House and Cemetery on Vance Street, 1855-1867. Second church house located in present Cool Springs Cemetery, 1867-1889. Church deeded cemetery to town of Forest City in 1938. Third church house (Forest City Baptist) was located on this site and was first brick building in Forest City, 1889-1915. Served as public school 1915-1922. Site of parsonage 1923-1985. Fourth and present church erected in 1915. Alexander Memorial Educational Building, 1927. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1989.
 
Location. 35° 20.07′ N, 81° 52.104′ W. Marker is in Forest City, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Main Street and S. Church Street, on the left when traveling west on W. Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forest City NC 28043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest City (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Burnt Chimney (about 800 feet away); Forest City Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Police Memorial
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
2. First Baptist Church
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherford County Memorial (approx. mile away); Elisha Baxter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Cool Springs Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rev. James Milton Webb (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Forest City.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
3. First Baptist Church
Alexander Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
4. Alexander Memorial
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
5. First Baptist Church
Side view
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
6. First Baptist Church Marker
 
 
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