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

St. Johnís Church

(Episcopal)

 
 
St. Johnís Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. St. Johnís Church Marker
Inscription. Organized “in the Prairie” south of Greensboro in 1834 by the Rev. Caleb Ives, pioneer missionary to the old Southwest.

Admitted to parish status in 1838 by the Rt. Rev. Jackson Kemper, Provisional Bishop of Alabama. First Rector was the Rev. John Avery, D.D.

Present building designed by Mr. Richard Upjohn, renowned American architect and founder of the American Institute of Architects. Erected in 1859 and moved across the Warrior River to its present location in 1878.
 
Erected 1972 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 39.056′ N, 87° 52.893′ W. Marker is in Forkland, Alabama, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Demopolis Highway (U.S. 43) and A. L. Isaac Road, on the right when traveling south on Demopolis Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forkland AL 36740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Bluff (approx. 9.3 miles away); Bluff Hall (approx. 9.4 miles away); Temple BíNai Jeshurun (approx. 9.4 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx.
St. Johnís Church Marker North View Along Highway 43 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. St. Johnís Church Marker North View Along Highway 43
9.4 miles away); The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman And (approx. 9.5 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Alabama Cattlemenís Association (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Demopolis Theater District (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Johnís Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
3. St. Johnís Episcopal Church
Interior View of St. Johnís Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. Interior View of St. Johnís Episcopal Church
Interior View of St. Johnís Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
5. Interior View of St. Johnís Episcopal Church
An Old Pump Organ Still Provides Music For This Church. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
6. An Old Pump Organ Still Provides Music For This Church.
One Of The Stain Glass Windows In St. Johnís Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
7. One Of The Stain Glass Windows In St. Johnís Episcopal Church
Plaque To The First Rector image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
8. Plaque To The First Rector
John Avery, D.D.
1788-1837
First Rector Of
St. John's In The Prairies
In Whose Memory
This Building Was Rected
And Consecrated In 1861
A Small Cemetery Located On The Side And Back Of St. Johnís Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
9. A Small Cemetery Located On The Side And Back Of St. Johnís Church
 
 
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