“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

First Presbyterian Church


First Presbyterian Church (1818) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 25, 2009
1. First Presbyterian Church (1818) Marker
Inscription. The Presbyterians organized the first church in Florence and purchased this property from the Cypress Land Company in 1818. A sanctuary was erected here in 1824. James L. Sloss, an early Alabama Territory missionary, was installed as the church's first permanent pastor in 1830. Although the church buildings have undergone several major expansions and renovations, the present sanctuary occupies the site of the 1824 building~ the "mother church" of Florence. The congregation in 1968 decided to remain an urban church and to continue its historical presence in the heart of Florence.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Location. 34° 48.117′ N, 87° 40.45′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on E. Mobile St. just from Wood Ave., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in front of church on Mobile St. across the street from US Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 East Mobile St., Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Justice John McKinley Federal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florence Synodical Female College (about
First Presbyterian Church (1818) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 25, 2009
2. First Presbyterian Church (1818)
400 feet away); First Baptist Church 1888 (about 400 feet away); Sculpture Relief Books and Learning (about 500 feet away); City of Florence (about 700 feet away); Woodrow Wilson Park (about 700 feet away); Southall Drugs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wood Avenue Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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