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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. George Washington Holland organized First Baptist Church, the first African-American Baptist church in Winston. On July 23, 1879, the congregation purchased the property on this corner from the United Brethren of Salem, dedicating a wooden church that fronted on Chestnut Street in 1882. In 1886, Miss Addie C. Morris founded the city's first grammar school for African Americans in the church's basement. In 1897, construction began on a larger brick sanctuary with impressive stained glass windows and a 90 foot steeple. This church, facing Sixth Street, was dedicated on July 27, 1902. In 1955, the church relocated to Highland Avenue.
 
Erected by City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is July 23, 1879.
 
Location. 36° 6.14′ N, 80° 14.551′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on North Chestnut Street just north of East 6th Street, on the right when traveling
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. First Baptist Church Marker
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north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 N Chestnut St, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pythian Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Depot Street Graded School Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lloyd Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Downtown North Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safe Bus Company (approx. ¼ mile away); First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); O'Hanlon's Office Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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