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Moulton in Lawrence County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Freeman Tabernacle Church

 
 
Freeman Tabernacle Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
1. Freeman Tabernacle Church Marker
Inscription.  
On January 3, 1874, former slaves and Deacons King Crayton, George Pruitt, Tandy Crayton, and Ben Warren paid fifty dollars for land to construct the Colored Baptist Church, which was one of the earliest in the Muscle Shoals Colored Baptist Association, an organization that helped black communities construct churches and schools. After his death in 1933, the congregation renamed the church to honor longtime pastor John Harrison Freeman.
 
Erected 2009 by Lawrence County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1874.
 
Location. 34° 28.453′ N, 87° 16.851′ W. Marker is in Moulton, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Byler Road and Rosenwald Street, on the right when traveling west on Byler Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2871 Byler Rd, Moulton AL 35650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith Chapel C.M.E. Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moulton Negro High School
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(about 700 feet away); The Hot Spot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peerson/McKelvey Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gallagher Hill/Science Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Leroy Pope Walker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Moulton Church of Christ (approx. 0.7 miles away); Judge Thomas M. Peters (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moulton.
 
Also see . . .  A History of FTMBC. Church website entry:
John Harrison Freeman, who started construction of the present church in 1929, was its pastor for 35 years. (Freeman Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church) (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Freeman Tabernacle Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
2. Freeman Tabernacle Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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