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Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, July 3, 2021
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  On this site in October 1859, the Opelika Baptist Church was organized. In 1861, a "little white framed church" was erected. After a fire consumed this original building, a new structure was built in 1885. This building was referred to as the “big brick church". A larger sanctuary was built in 1954, and an educational building was constructed in 1959. Structural additions were completed in succeeding years. These included an educational building in 1964 and a chapel in 1966. Later expansion included a new family life center in 1979. An enlarged sanctuary, new office facilities, a youth building and additional educational classrooms were completed in 2008.
To God Be the Glory! Great Things He Hath Done!
“Lifting Up Jesus and Loving People"
 
Erected by the First Baptist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1859.
 
Location. 32° 38.769′ N, 85° 22.63′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on South 8th Street south of Avenue B, on the
First Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 3, 2021
2. First Baptist Church and Marker
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right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 S 8th St, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee County Confederate Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Killgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships (about 500 feet away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Lee County (about 500 feet away); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (about 600 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Pepperell Manufacturing Company (about 800 feet away); Lee County World War II Honor Roll (about 800 feet away); Railroad Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
 
Chapel built in 1966. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 3, 2021
3. Chapel built in 1966.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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