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Rainbow City in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harmony Baptist Church

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
1. Harmony Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Oldest church in Etowah County. Organized Saturday, April 2, 1831, at Harmony Meeting House, which was built in 1821, by Edmond Jones at this location.

It was here that the Wills Creek Baptist Association was organized in 1836, Harmony being the mother church.

The cemetery has been the burial site of some of the earliest settlers of this area.

Charter members:
Lemuel Gilbert • Nancy Camp • Mary Elberson
John Melton • Elizabeth Gilbert • Susan Gilbert
William Morgan • Ruthe M. Gilbert • Rody Gilbert
Archibald Sutherlin • Sarah Melton • • Jane Gilbert
Mark Phillips • Nancy Bolin • Nancy Jones
Jilson Gilbert • Luvica Jones • Polly Morgan
William Melton • Nancy Phillips • Nancy Morgan
Nedley - colored man • Distimony Shuffield • Jane Best
George - colored man • Docie Dunaway • Elizabeth Perry
Milly Jones

 
Erected 1970 by Rainbow City Garden Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1831.
 
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33° 56.975′ N, 86° 2.988′ W. Marker is in Rainbow City, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Rainbow Drive (U.S. 411) and Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on Rainbow Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3820 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City AL 35906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Harmony Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Site of 1784 Indian Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. 4.7 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Sibert (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gunn-Bellenger House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rainbow City.
 
Harmony Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
2. Harmony Baptist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 77 times this year. Last updated on September 2, 2022, by Jeffrey Steakley of Gadsden, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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