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

First Presbyterian Church

Demopolis, Alabama

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A
Charter members 1839:
John B. Cook (first elder)
Mary S. Cook
Elmira Gaither
Eleanor L. Lucy
Mariah S. Tillinghast
Benajah P. Whitlow
Eliza A. Whitlow
Ira Patterson
Sarah Young

First resident pastor (1846-53);
The Rev. William Flinn

Side B

Organized with nine members by Tuscaloosa Presbytery, on November 1, 1839, the Rev. Isaac Hadden officiating. Erected brick building, still standing, on northeast corner of Public Square in 1843. Sold to Marengo County in 1869 for use as court house. Wooden church dedicated December 5, 1869, on present site donated by Dr. Cincinnatus Ashe. Major remodeling, 1905; steeple modification, 1936; Eastside addition, 1953; Northside addition, 1989.
 
Erected 1990 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 31.104′ N, 87° 50.173′ W. Marker is in Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Capitol Street and North Strawberry Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Capitol Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Strawberry Avenue, Demopolis AL 36732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
First Presbyterian Church Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker (Side B)
within walking distance of this marker. The Demopolis Theater District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman And (about 500 feet away); Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple B’Nai Jeshurun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bluff Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); White Bluff (approx. 0.3 miles away); Demopolis Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Demopolis.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Presbyterian Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
3. First Presbyterian Church & Marker
The 1843 First Presbyterian Church Building image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. The 1843 First Presbyterian Church Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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