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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic First Baptist Church

Organized 1808

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, January 2, 2020
1. Historic First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  First building southeast corner of Front and Ann Streets. Present building erected 1860-1870.
Rev. John L. Prichard, pastor, died a martyr to humanity in the yellow fever plague, 1862.
To The Glory Of Christ Who Sets Men Free
 
Erected 1958 by First Baptist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 34° 14.151′ N, 77° 56.64′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on Market Street (Business U.S. 17) west of Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 Market St, Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilmington Light Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wilmington Coup (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of Israel (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Godfrey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William B. Gould (about 300 feet away); St. James Church
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By Michael C. Wilcox, January 2, 2020
2. Historic First Baptist Church Marker
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(about 300 feet away); Leora Hiatt McEachern (about 300 feet away); Beery’s Shipyard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2020, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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