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Thompson Chapel

American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

 
 
Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
1. Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription. Organized c. 1872 by Rev. John Ford, Tom Isaiah, Julius Crockrum, Daniel Billingslea, Fannie Bryant, Charity Harris, Sarah Chambers and others, and named for presiding Bishop J. P. Thompson. This congregation first met in a house near the oil mill and later at a grape arbor on Torbert Street. Sanctuary erected 1878, remodeled 1911 and annex built 1962.
 
Erected 1979 by the congregation Pastor and Presiding Elder: A. L. Wilson, D. D. Bishop: Arthur Marshall, Jr.
 
Location. 32° 38.603′ N, 85° 22.231′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Parkway (Alabama Route 38) and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Columbus Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 187 Columbus Parkway, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Killgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (approx. half a mile away); Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama (approx. 0.6 miles
Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
2. Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church
away); Railroad Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); South Railroad Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Darden House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Opelika.
 
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Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
3. Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. 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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