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Ruhama Baptist Church

 
 
Ruhama Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, January 2, 2010
1. Ruhama Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Constituted in 1819 by pioneer settlers in Territory of Alabama.
Oldest Church in Birmingham Baptist Association.
Elder Hosea Holcombe served as first pastor.
First meeting house was log cabin. Present building is on fourth site.
 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 33° 33.81′ N, 86° 43.368′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue South, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7901 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard College (approx. ¼ mile away); East Lake Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); East Lake Park (approx. half a mile away); CDR "Snuffy" Smith (approx.
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0.9 miles away); Roebuck Spring (approx. 1½ miles away); Roebuck Springs Historic District (approx. 1½ miles away); Wilson Chapel And Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1963 Church Bombing Victims (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Ruhama Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, January 2, 2010
2. Ruhama Baptist Church Marker
Ruhama Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, January 2, 2010
3. Ruhama Baptist Church
In October 2001, the members of Ruhama sold the 2nd Avenue property and merged with the First Baptist Church of Irondale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,616 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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