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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Ruhama Baptist Church
 
Ruhama Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, January 2, 2010
1. Ruhama Baptist Church Marker
 
Inscription. Constituted in 1819 by pioneer settlers in Territory of Alabama.
Oldest Church in Birmingham Baptist Association.
Elder Hosea Holcombe served as first pastor.
First meeting house was log cabin. Present building is on fourth site.
 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 33.81′ N, 86° 43.368′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue South, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7901 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard College (approx. mile away); East Lake Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); East Lake Park (approx. half a mile away); CDR "Snuffy" Smith (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roebuck Spring (approx. 1.5 miles away); Roebuck Springs Historic District (approx. 1.5 miles away); Wilson Chapel And Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1963 Church Bombing Victims (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Remembering Ruhama from Samford University's Magazine "Seasons". (Submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Ruhama Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, January 2, 2010
2. Ruhama Baptist Church Marker
 
 
Ruhama Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, January 2, 2010
3. Ruhama Baptist Church
In October 2001, the members of Ruhama sold the 2nd Avenue property and merged with the First Baptist Church of Irondale.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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