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Ralph in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bethel Baptist Church

Ralph, Alabama

 
 
Bethel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
1. Bethel Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized May 10, 1834, as Buck Creek Baptist Church. Presiding Clergy: Robert Marsh, Mede White, Thomas Norris and Job Wilson. Building erected in 1836 and renamed Bethel Baptist Church. Larger structure erected 1907. Destroyed by lightning and rebuilt in 1977. In 1890 Mary Jane Thornton from Bethel was the first Baptist missionary from Tuscaloosa County. Served with Lottie Moon in the China Mission. Gov. Lurleen Burns Wallace, as a youth, attended Bethel Church. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morgan Burns, are buried in the Bethel Cemetery.
Marker unveiled April 29, 1984

 
Erected 1984 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1834.
 
Location. 33° 2.132′ N, 87° 47.06′ W. Marker is in Ralph, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Shiloh Road (County Route 67) and Phillips Mill
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Road, on the left when traveling west on Shiloh Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15611 Shiloh Rd, Ralph AL 35480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beulah Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Grant's Creek Baptist Church / Fosters, Alabama (approx. 6.2 miles away); Running Skirmish at Romulus (approx. 8 miles away); Romulus, Alabama (approx. 8 miles away); Protection and the Palisade (approx. 8.8 miles away); The CCC and Moundville (approx. 8.9 miles away); A Perspective of Power (approx. 8.9 miles away); Mound Arrangement (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Bethel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
2. Bethel Baptist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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