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Newbern in Hale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Newbern Baptist Church

 
 
Newbern Baptist Church Marker (side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
1. Newbern Baptist Church Marker (side A)
Inscription.  
Church organized in 1848
by Rev. Thomas Chilton.

(See other side for charter members)
Sanctuary stands as built in 1849
with original columns of solid poplar.
Education building added in 1959.

Baptist Historical Society has
records of church's first 111 years
on deposit in library of
Howard College at Birmingham.

Organized in April 1848 by
The Rev. Thomas Chilton, moderator; John R. Hendon, clerk; John G. Huckabee, Wm. F. Hendon, B.F. Hendon, John Dial, Gray Huckabee, Thomas H. Croom, R.S. Tinker, C.C. Huckabee, L.A. Seawell, Mary A. Paul, Martha Huckabee, G.A. Huckabee, Maria Hendon, Hannah Hendon, Maria P. Hendon, Susan Hendon, Martha Donna Hendon, Elizabeth Driver, Martha Croom and Mary Ann Tinker.

Town bell, 500 feet south of this marker, has called all Newbern congregations to worship services since 1868 and served also as town fire bell.
 
Erected 1964 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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Communications. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 32° 35.733′ N, 87° 31.986′ W. Marker is in Newbern, Alabama, in Hale County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Route 61 and Beech Street, on the right when traveling south on State Route 61. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newbern AL 36765, 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. Hobson Bethel Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newbern Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); The Alabama Baptist State Convention (approx. 7.7 miles away); Southern University (approx. 7.8 miles away); “Glencairn” (approx. 8.2 miles away); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Greensboro Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Gayle - Tunstall House (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newbern.
 
Also see . . .  Newbern Baptist Church at Newbern, AL (c. 1849). Rural SW Alabama website entry (Submitted on August 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Newbern Baptist Church Marker (side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
2. Newbern Baptist Church Marker (side B)
Newbern Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
3. Newbern Baptist Church Marker
Newbern Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
4. Newbern Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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