Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama / Original Members
Organized 1846 by Pastor Wm. H. Mitchell, this congregation succeeded Millenium Hope Presbyterian, 2 mi. E. of town. Pastor Jas. K. Hazen (1861-77) married Mary Ticknor, niece of town founder, Daniel Pratt. They led in establishing orphanage, now Presbyterian Home for Children, Talladega. In 1867-68 Poet Sidney Lanier, principal of Prattville Male and Female Academy, was church organist. Original Greek Revival church on Bridge St. was relocated and now houses First Missionary Baptist. The 1895 Victorian church on this site burned Jan. 1941. First worship services in the present modified Gothic building were held in Oct. of that year.
A founding congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, 1973.
June 21, 1846
Malcolm Smith, Ruling Member
Mary B. Smith
William A. Graham, Sr.
Sarah Ann F. Graham
Edwin Fay, Ruling Elder
Harriet P. Fay
William W. Fay
Constituents of original members continue to serve here.
Location. 32° 27.671′ N, 86° 28.337′ W. Marker is in Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and South Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 South Chestnut Street, Prattville AL 36067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mulbry Grove Cottage (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Pratt/First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilson Pickett, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Autauga County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Autauga Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); A County Older Than the State, Autauga County (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Prattville Dragoons (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
Also see . . . Our Church History. The First Presbyterian Church of Prattville (Submitted on December 18, 2013.)
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