“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Davis in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church

Macon County

Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 29, 2022
1. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church is one of the oldest Black Missionary Baptist Churches in Macon County. The church was organized in 1860 under the leadership of Rev. M. Eley and the Tuskegee Baptist Association. Between 1860 and 1876, Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church evolved out of the white congregation of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Fort Davis, Alabama. In 1912, Eliabeth became part of the Town Creek District Baptist Association. In 1922, the church burned and worship services were held in Fort Davis School. The church was rebuilt in this location in 1923. During the 1960s, Elizabeth Missionary Baptist served as a meeting place for Civil Rights Movement organizers to register black voters in the area and allow candidates' voices to be heard. Deacon Price Johnson (1903-1993) was part of the infamous U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study of 1932-1973 and is buried in the church cemetery. In 160 years (1860-2020), Elizabeth has had thirteen pastors. Rev. Steven Carson served as pastor when the cornerstone of the church was laid in October 1988. In 1995, the congregation remodeled the sanctuary, added the vestibule, and dedicated the
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
fellowship hall addition. In 2020, the church added restrooms and enlarged the vestibule.
Erected 2021 by Alabama Historical Commission - Black Heritage Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 32° 14.855′ N, 85° 42.566′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on U.S. 29, 0.1 miles north of County Route 2, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13895 US Highway 29 South, Fort Davis AL 36031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Davis Railroad Depot / Fort Davis Community (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Springs, Alabama (approx. 7.1 miles away); Bullock County Courthouse Historic District (approx. 7.1 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church/Red Door Theater (approx. 7.2 miles away); Log Cabin Museum / Old City Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Indian Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 8.2 miles away); Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 29, 2022
2. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from qualified purchases you make on Thank you.
Paid Advertisements

Nov. 28, 2023