“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Marion in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Siloam Baptist Church

Founded 1822

Siloam Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. Siloam Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Siloam was Alabama's most influential and important Baptist congregation and one of the strongest denominational centers in the South during the mid-19th century. The pastor and laymen were leaders in the organization of The Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1823, the founding of Judson College in 1838 and Howard College in 1841, and The Alabama Baptist state paper, which was begun here in 1843. The Alabama Resolutions, which greatly influenced the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention were passed at Siloam in 1844 and the Home Mission Board of the SBC was founded here in 1845 where its offices remained until 1882. During the mid-19th century the Alabama Baptist Convention met at Siloam every other year.

The original portion of the church, a good example of temple form Greek Revival architecture, was built 1848-49 and is the third building occupied by the congregation.
National Register of Historic Places 12-27-1982

Erected 1986 by Alabama Historical Commission and the Congregation.
Location. 32° 37.852′ N, 87° 19.15′ W. Marker is in Marion, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Early Street, on the right when traveling
Siloam Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Siloam Baptist Church
south on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 Washington Street, Marion AL 36756, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicola Marschall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Judson College (about 800 feet away); Muckle's Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Alabama Baptist (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marion Female Seminary (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Rest (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marion.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 151 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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