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Oldest Episcopal Church in the State

 
 
Oldest Episcopal Church in the State Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
1. Oldest Episcopal Church in the State Marker
Inscription.  
Oldest Episcopal Church
in the State

1823 • 1976

Placed by
The Alabama Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Erected by Alabama Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 30° 41.346′ N, 88° 2.468′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from Church Street east of South Conception Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the subject church, facing east, just to the right of the cathedral main front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 South Conception Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church (a few steps from this marker); Lynching in America / The Lynching of Richard Robertson (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Fort Conde Ruin
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Office of Dr. Henry S. LeVert, 1804-1864. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mobile Bar Association (about 300 feet away); The Site of Historic Fort Condé (about 400 feet away); "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 (about 400 feet away); How Big was the Original Fort Condé? (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Christ Church (Episcopal)
 
Also see . . .
1. Christ Church Cathedral (Wikipedia). Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1823 as the first Episcopal congregation in Mobile, Alabama and the first in the State of Alabama. The first Anglican church services had been conducted at Fort Charlotte during the British occupation of Mobile. The cornerstone of the current Greek Revival building was laid in 1838, with construction being completed in 1840. (Submitted on December 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Christ Church Cathedral. For over 194 years, Christ Church has stood at the corner
Oldest Episcopal Church in the State Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker visible right of entrance)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
2. Oldest Episcopal Church in the State Marker • wide view
(marker visible right of entrance)
of Church and St. Emanuel Streets in Mobile as a spiritual home for this community and as the mother church for Episcopalians— and all protestants — in Alabama. (Submitted on December 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Oldest Episcopal Church in the State Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
3. Oldest Episcopal Church in the State Marker (wide view)
On related marker in left foreground: Established in 1823, the first Episcopal Congregation in Mobile and in the State of Alabama. Cornerstone of present edifice laid in 1835; building completed and consecrated 1842 by Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana and Alabama, later General of Artillery in Army of the Confederacy.
Historic 1847 Church Bell (<i>on exhibit near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
4. Historic 1847 Church Bell (on exhibit near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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