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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized 1818, oldest church in Tuscaloosa County. First building was of logs. A brick structure completed 1830 and larger one at this site 1884. Educational building erected 1924 and present sanctuary 1958. Sunday School organized here 1830. Influenced by leadership of the first two Presidents University of Alabama, Dr. Alva Wood, 1831, Dr. Basil Manly, 1837, who often filled pulpit. A resolution from this church 1844, resulted in formation of Northern and Southern Baptist Conventions. Sponsored other churches: Hopewell, 1830; Southside, 1889; Holt, 1903; Calvary, 1910; Westend, 1910; Forest Lake, 1936 and Circlewood, 1948.
 
Erected 1973 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.422′ N, 87° 34.027′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Greensboro Avenue and 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Greensboro Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 721 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away,
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. First Baptist Church Marker
measured in a direct line); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Friedman Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama Corps Of Cadets Defends Tuscaloosa (approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret M. DuPont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuscaloosa City Hall (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. First Baptist Church
 
 
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