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

Moulton Church of Christ

Established 1826

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
1. Moulton Church of Christ Marker
Inscription.  Moulton Church of Christ is one of the oldest congregations of the Churches of Christ in Alabama. It was born of the Restoration Movement which sought to restore the Christian Church to its biblical roots. The movement began in both Europe and America in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Moulton Church was established by B. F. Hall, a traveling evangelist from Kentucky who was a disciple of the renowned pioneer preacher, Barton W. Stone. The Church has hosted several Restoration leaders over the years. Tolbert Fanning was particularly instrumental in the growth of the Church in early years and was responsible for the conversion of David Ligon, a Moulton lawyer who became a leader and preacher in the Church for several years prior to the Civil War. Ligon died while delivering a sermon from the pulpit in 1845. The Church has occupied several locations, all in downtown Moulton. Church members met in the Lawrence County Courthouse until about 1840. The first building was on Seminary Street, second on South Street and it has been in its present location since 1925. The Church was known as Moulton Christian Church until about
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1890. Some family names associated with the Church in its early days were McDonald, Hodges, Preuit, Ligon, Delashaw, Goodlett, Young and Hodson among others.
 
Erected 2019 by Moulton Church of Christ.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
 
Location. 34° 28.73′ N, 87° 17.486′ W. Marker is in Moulton, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 597 Main St, 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. General Phillip Dale Roddy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A County Older Than The State (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anne Newport Royall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Thomas M. Peters (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Leroy Pope Walker (approx. ¼ mile away); Gallagher Hill/Science Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moulton.
 
Also see . . .  Moulton Church of Christ erects historic marker noting its establishment in 1826.
Moulton Church of Christ Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
2. Moulton Church of Christ Marker
When they discovered there was no county funds available for the marker, church members raised it themselves. (Chelsea Retherford, The Moulton Advertiser, posted July 11, 2019) (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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