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First African Baptist Church

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. First African Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized November 1866, with 144 members. The Rev. Prince Murrell, first pastor, served until 1885. A church building located at corner of 4th Street and 24th Avenue was purchased and became place of worship during pastorate of the Rev. James Mason, 1885-1891. Resolution passed in this church 1873 resulted in establishment of Selma University, Selma, Alabama.

Present structure erected 1907 under leadership of the Rev. J. H. Smith. Church annex completed and adjoining property purchased during pastorate of the Rev. W. B. Shealey, 1952-1957. Education building and new parsonage constructed during term of the Rev. T. Y. Rogers, Jr., 1963-1971.
 
Erected 1975 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.292′ N, 87° 34.233′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Stillman Boulevard and Ty Rogers Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Stillman Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2621 Stillman Boulevard, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenwood Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
First African Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
2. First African Baptist Church Marker
(about 800 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Friedman Home (approx. mile away); Tuscaloosa (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Clement Comer Clay (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
First African Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. First African Baptist Church
 
 
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