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St. James AME Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. St. James AME Church Marker
Inscription. St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1863. The present church is built on land granted by act of the Georgia Legislature in 1873. It was erected in 1876 under the pastorate of Rev. Wesley J. Gaines, at a cost of $20,000. Rev. Gaines was the first pastor on record of the church. The graceful central tower and flanking turrets were added in 1886 during the ministry of Rev. L. L. Thomas. St. James AME Church ranks as the second oldest church of the domination in Georgia.
 
Erected 1985 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission, St. James AME Church, Mrs. Carlton B. Franklin & Fred D. Franklin, Jr., Families.
 
Location. 32° 27.922′ N, 84° 59.08′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Between 10th & 11th Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 Sixth Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Columbus Stockade Blues” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ninth Street Branch YMCA (approx. 0.2 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 0.2
St. James AME Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. St. James AME Church Marker
miles away); Temple Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendship Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philip Trammell Shutze (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Avenue Passenger Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church of the Holy Family (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Regarding St. James AME Church. A history of the church is here: http://www.stjamesamecolumbus.org/aboutus.htm
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
St. James AME Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. St. James AME Church Marker
St. James AME Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. St. James AME Church Marker
The marker is to the left of the church.
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. St. James AME Church
Built in 1876, with the tower and turrets added in 1886.
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By Keith Seymour, May 9, 2011
6. St. James AME Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on , by Keith Seymour of Portland, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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