“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Roberts in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Elim Baptist Church

(Silas Creek Baptist Church)

Elim Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, March 12, 2022
1. Elim Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1825 by early settlers John, Samuel, Peter, and Noah Parker, the first Church was a small log cabin located along Silas Creek, approximately two and one half miles NE from this present site. Alexander Travis, a South Alabama Circuit Rider, served as the first pastor. The second building was a frame structure circa 1840 with a balcony where Negro slaves are said to have worshiped. No records remain prior to the Civil War but in l865 Rev. John Cook served as pastor. The present building was erected in 1920 with Rev. William Murray. The name Elim was chosen because of the excellent source of fresh spring water nearby, similar to the second campsite of Moses and the Israelites. This Church was part of the historic Bethlehem Baptist Association.
Erected 2014 by Escambia County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 31° 5.551′ N, 86° 52.202′ W. Marker is in Roberts, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection
Elim Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, March 12, 2022
2. Elim Baptist Church
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of Bradley Road (County Road 4) and Hickory Head Road, on the left when traveling east on Bradley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5625 Bradley Rd, Andalusia AL 36420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Damascus Travelers Well (approx. 5.6 miles away); Site of Fort Crawford (approx. 11 miles away); Downing-Shofner School (approx. 11 miles away); Dixon Home Place / History of the Dixon Home (approx. 11.1 miles away); Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 11.6 miles away); Hart Station (approx. 11.9 miles away); Escambia County Veterans Memorial (approx. 12 miles away); Bank of Brewton (approx. 12 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2022, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2022, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 29, 2023