Evergreen in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
August 23, 1790 – December. 2, 1852
In 1830, he was elected Moderator of the Bethlehem Baptist Association, a position he filled for 20 years. Reverend Travis’ ministry extended far beyond his ability to interpret the Scriptures to multiple congregations. His zeal for missions conclusively led to his being considered the father of the Baptist denomination in the area where he preached and baptized and adjudicated disputes with courage and unconditional love. Primarily known as a spiritual leader, Reverend Travis was also an advocate for education and was the first chairman of the Board of Trustees for Evergreen Academy.
Erected 2014 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 31° 26.255′ N, 86° 57.6′ W. Marker is in Evergreen, Alabama, in Conecuh Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Williams Avenue, Evergreen AL 36401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alice's (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bank of Evergreen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernest Stanley Crawford, M.D. (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Evergreen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conecuh County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site (approx. one mile away); Reverend Hillary James Hawkins, D.D. (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Evergreen.
Regarding Alexander Travis. Reverend Travis was the uncle of William Barrett Travis, a former Conecuh County resident who died in 1836 while commanding the ill-fated Alamo.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Alexander Travis. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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