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Historic Site of St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church

 
 
Historic Site of St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
1. Historic Site of St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. On this site, the St. James Baptist Church #2, also known as St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church, stood as the oldest Baptist church founded by African Americans in the City of Montgomery. Organized in 1875, the Church occupied two buildings on this property—one was relocated to make way for the railroad in 1908, and the second was relocated in 2004 as part of improvements to adjoining properties. The Church now resides east of Zelda Road on property formerly owned by the Alabama Masonic Lodge. The St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church was originally founded by four members, including James Ashe whose descendants continue to play a role in its congregational affairs.
 
Erected 2006 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 21.148′ N, 86° 15.835′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Carter Hill Road and Zelda Road, on the right when traveling west on Carter Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3190 Zelda Road, Montgomery AL 36106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Remount Depot / Keyton Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lincoln Cemetery / Rufus Payne, 1884-1939
St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
2. St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church Marker Area
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Montgomery County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Huntingdon College (approx. 1.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fitzgerald Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Forest Avenue's Medical Facilities / Oak Park Montgomery's First Public Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Moore-Tyson-McPhillips Home (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church New Location image. Click for full size.
By Google Street View
3. St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church New Location
St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church Previous Location image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
4. St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church Previous Location
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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