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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church 1888

 
 
First Baptist Church 1888 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 25, 2009
1. First Baptist Church 1888 Marker
Inscription. On May 27, 1888, this church was established in the courthouse after a commencement sermon at the State Normal College delivered by the Rev. W. H. Smith. Its initial name was First Missionary Baptist, but in 1910 it became First Baptist. The Florence Land company gave property, and a building was erected and occupied in 1890. That building burned in 1909; only the piano, the pulpit Bible, a pulpit chair and the communion service survived. Dedication for the next building occurred in 1910. A new sanctuary was constructed in 1963. First Baptist has always been committed to Missions in the Shoals and around the world.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.187′ N, 87° 40.439′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Tombigbee St. and N. Wood Ave. on E. Tombigbee St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florence Synodical Female College (within shouting distance of this marker); Sculpture Relief Books and Learning (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson Park
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 25, 2009
2. First Baptist Church
This part of the Church faces North Wood Avenue in Florence, Al.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Wood Avenue Church of Christ (about 400 feet away); Justice John McKinley Federal Building (about 500 feet away); Wood Avenue Historic District (about 500 feet away); Walnut Street Historic District (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Baptist Church 1888 Side View on Tombigee St. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 22, 2010
3. First Baptist Church 1888 Side View on Tombigee St.
 
 
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