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Rainbow City in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harmony Baptist Church

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
1. Harmony Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Oldest church in Etowah County. Organized Saturday, April 2, 1831, at Harmony Meeting House, which was built in 1821, by Edmond Jones at this location.

It was here that the Wills Creek Baptist Association was organized in 1836, Harmony being the mother church.

The cemetery has been the burial site of some of the earliest settlers of this area.

Charter members:
Lemuel Gilbert • John Melton • William Morgan • Archibald Sutherlin • Mark Phillips • Jilson Gilbert • William Melton • Nedley - colored man • Ceorge - colored man • Nancy Camp • Elizabeth Gilbert • Ruthe M. Gilbert • Sarah Melton • Nancy Bolin • Luvica Jones • Nancy Phillips • Distimony Shuffield • Docie Dunaway • Milly Jones • Mary Elberson • Susan Gilbert • Rody Gilbert • Jane Gilbert • Nancy Jones • Polly Morgan • Nancy Morgan • Jane Best • Elizabeth Perry

 
Erected 1970 by Rainbow City Garden Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location.
Harmony Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
2. Harmony Baptist Church Marker
33° 56.975′ N, 86° 2.988′ W. Marker is in Rainbow City, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Rainbow Drive (U.S. 411) and Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on Rainbow Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3820 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City AL 35906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Harmony Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Site of 1784 Indian Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. 4.7 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Sibert (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Sibert (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gunn-Bellenger House (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rainbow City.
 
More about this marker. Marker contains an offensive racial reference.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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