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Evergreen in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site

 
 
Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
1. Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site Marker
Inscription. The Louise Short Baptist Widows’ and Orphans’ Home, consisting of a 10-room brick residence and related buildings on 80 acres of land fronted on Main Street, Evergreen, for more than ¼ mile.
It was established by the Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1891 and was chartered by the Legislature of Alabama in the same year.
The idea had been approved by the Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1863 as a haven for children of soldiers killed in the War Between the States.
The Home opened on March 8, 1863, with the Reverend John W. Stewart as the first superintendent. For 30 years it served on this site.
On June 14, 1923, it was removed to Troy, Alabama, and in 1938 was renamed The Alabama Baptist Childrens’ Home.
 
Erected 1991 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 25.998′ N, 86° 56.612′ W. Marker is in Evergreen, Alabama, in Conecuh County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (County Road 42) and Cemetery Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 South Main Street, Evergreen AL 36401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Former location of Alabama Baptist Children’s Home. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
2. Former location of Alabama Baptist Children’s Home.
Old Evergreen Junior High School gymnasium.
flies. Evergreen Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Conecuh County War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ernest Stanley Crawford, M.D. (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Evergreen (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Bank of Evergreen (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alice's (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alexander Travis (approx. one mile away); Reverend Hillary James Hawkins, D.D. (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Evergreen.
 
Regarding Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site. In 1997 the Baptist ministry sold the property in Troy and moved its offices to Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes. (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationWar, US Civil
 
View of marker looking north on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
3. View of marker looking north on Main Street.
View of marker looking west across Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
4. View of marker looking west across Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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