Near Lanett in Chambers County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Providence Baptist Church
Chambers County, Alabama
Providence Baptist Church was organized before 1836 by Elder Francis Calloway. It was one of the ten charter churches of the East Liberty Baptist Association. The small white frame church was built during the ministry of Reverend George E. Brewer, who served Providence 1883-1889. It has served some of the best known families in all this section including the: Askews, Harringtons, Wolfes, Calloways, Barrows, Meadors, Slaughters, Shealeys, Wallaces, Lancasters, Burdetts, Meadows, and others.
Providence has been served by many noted pastors: W.D. Harrington, 21 years; W.C. Bledsoe, W.E. Lloyd, George E. Brewer, C.J. Burden, A.S. Brannon, W.P. Cofield, J.P. Hunter, C.B. Martin, Earle Trent, Oley C. Kidd, Albert Strozier, Carl Burke, Ralph Williams, U.M. Starnes, Jimmy Auchmuty, J.H. Carroll, James Coleman, Robert Crowder. Several early members left Providence Church to go out and form other Baptist churches.
Erected 1979 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Location. 32° 52.65′ N, 85° 16.03′ W. Marker is near Lanett, Alabama, in Chambers County. Marker is on Country Club Road 1.6 miles west of County Road 210, on the left when traveling west. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lanier High School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 4.5 miles away); Fort Tyler (approx. 4.7 miles away in Georgia); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. 4.7 miles away in Georgia); More Enduring Than Marble (approx. 4.7 miles away in Georgia); Battle of West Point (approx. 4.9 miles away in Georgia); Ocfuskooche Tallauhassee (approx. 4.9 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. 5 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Lanett.
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