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Marianna in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Saint Luke Baptist Church

 
 
Saint Luke Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
1. Saint Luke Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This African-American church was founded under a brush arbor on the banks of the Chipola River in August, 1867 under the leadership of Rev. Samuel Brown. Shortly after organizing, one of the members who owned a blacksmith shop allowed his shop to be used as the first permanent home of the Saint Luke Baptist Church. In 1890, Rev. William King and congregation selected the present site and a wooden structure was erected. The years that followed were glorious years for the members of Saint Luke and the surrounding area. The church was used for religious and educational purposes. In 1921, under the leadership of Rev. King David Britt (1882-1959), the present brick structure was erected. The church was completed under the leadership of Rev. L.C. Herring, Rev. L.B. Brown, and Rev. Dr. A.H. Parker (1907-1995). The design of the building follows the Gothic Revival Style with its pointed, arch leaded stained glass windows and towers on either side of the central nave. The church is located on one of the highest points in central Marianna. Even though the building was vacated by the congregation in 1984, it continues to be a main focal point in Marianna.
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 2004 by the Saint Luke Baptist Church and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number
Saint Luke Baptist Church ( Now vacated) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
2. Saint Luke Baptist Church ( Now vacated)
F-498.)
 
Location. 30° 46.383′ N, 85° 13.37′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and St John Street, on the left when traveling east on Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4486 Jackson Street, Marianna FL 32448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Marianna (approx. mile away); The Abstract Office (approx. mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cavalry Fight in Downtown Marianna (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis-Wykoff House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dekle-Brunner House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marianna.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 5, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Saint Luke Baptist Church Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
3. Saint Luke Baptist Church Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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