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Holly Pond in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church Holly Pond

 
 
First Baptist Church Holly Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2020
1. First Baptist Church Holly Pond Marker
Inscription.  First Baptist Church of Holy Pond was organized in 1885 as Holly Pond Missionary Baptist Church. Charter members included the families of P.R. Tennison, William Jefferson Hazelwood, Bill House, Seaborn Shaw and Isaac Barnett. Over the course of the church's life, the congregation worshipped in three different locations and five different sanctuaries. The first, destroyed by fire in 1895, was a wood-framed structure located in the triangle formed by HWY 278 and Blountsville Road The second, destroyed by a wind storm in 1914, was a wood-framed building located 1/10 mile west of the first site. The third sanctuary was white, wood-framed. and located at the triangle formed by HWY 278 and New Hope Road. as was the fourth, a brick Georgia Colonial structure built in 1939. The last was built on this site in 1978, the same year the church's name was changed to First Baptist. Many preachers and missionaries have been sent from here to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dedicated October 2015 on the occasion of the church's 150th anniversary.
 
Erected 2015 by Alabama Historical Association; Sponsored by Holly
First Baptist Church Holly Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2020
2. First Baptist Church Holly Pond Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 34° 10.466′ N, 86° 37.074′ W. Marker is in Holly Pond, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on U.S. 278 west of Wesley Avenue (County Road 1669), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10751 US 278, Holly Pond AL 35083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The History of Holly Pond School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Guy Hunt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holly Pond Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 5.7 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 6.6 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 6.6 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Pond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 27, 2023