Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Allen Temple A.M.E. Church / Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church
Allen Temple A.M.E. Church
In 1879, under the pastorate of Reverend George Wesley Allen, the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church had its humble beginning in Phenix City, Alabama as Grant Mission. The Russell County Housing Authority's renewal project of 1940 caused the relocation of the congregation. Under the administration of Reverend E.W. Cook, in 1941, the new church was built and renamed Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. The Church has continued to serve the needs of its congregation and community under the leadership of its present pastor, Reverend Samuel Thomas.
Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church
Church services at Grant Mission, forerunner of Allen Temple A.M.E., were orginally held in a small framed house along the Central of Georgia Railroad on South Railroad Street. Both Grant and St. Peter Missions were organized by G. W. Allen in 1879. St. Peter's Church, built in 1881, was destroyed by a storm resulting in its merger with Grant Chapel in 1908. The merged membership elected to retain the Grant Chapel A.M.E. designation. In 1919 Grant Chapel A.M.E. was remodeled under the pastorate of Reverend M.J. Jackson.
Erected 1997 by
Location. 32° 28.491′ N, 85° 0.558′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 15th Street, on the left when traveling north on 12th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 12th Avenue, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Hill Batteries (approx. 0.6 miles away); Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert Love Patterson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ancient Fisheries (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Tie-Snake (approx. 0.8 miles away); Six Indians Hanged (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eagle & Phenix Mills (approx. 0.9 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Phenix City.
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