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Near Ryland in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Flint River Primitive Baptist Church

 
 
Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
1. Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front
Alabama's oldest Baptist church was constituted by Elder John Nicholson on October 2, 1808 in the home of James Deaton in Killingsworth Cove. It was named "The Flint River Baptist Church of Christ." The original building was built circa 1809 on the bank of the Flint River - 1 mile east of this site. Circa 1885, the congregation relocated to a new site - 2-1/2 miles east of the original location. Circa 1937, the present structure was built - 3-1/2 miles west of the second site.
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Back
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"Primitive" was added to the congregation's name after a division occurred within the Baptist family in the 1830's. Those congregations that embraced new church practices such as mission boards, Sunday Schools, and musical instruments in the church were called "New School" or "Missionary" Baptist. Flint River Baptist Church continued in the simplicity of New Testament worship, thus being called "Old School" or "Primitive" Baptist.
 
Erected 2002 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 45.883′ N, 86° 27.389′ W. Marker is near Ryland, Alabama, in Madison County.
Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
2. Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Marker (Back)
Marker is on Moontown Road south of Ryland Pike, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 663 Moontown Road, Brownsboro AL 35741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh United Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 2.5 miles away); Monte Sano Railway (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Bell Factory (approx. 4.3 miles away); Historic Viduta / Hotel Monte Sano (approx. 4.5 miles away); Hotel Monte Sano (approx. 4.6 miles away); Harris Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ryland.
 
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Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
3. Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Looking south on Moontown Road.
Flint River Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
4. Flint River Primitive Baptist Church
Flint River Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
5. Flint River Primitive Baptist Church
Plaque located to the right of the church entrance doors.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 745 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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