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Tuscumbia in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (South Central)

St. John's Episcopal Church

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By Sandra Hughes, June 17, 2009
1. St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  This congregation was organized in the 1830's, with services being held in private homes and the Methodist meeting house. The present building was first used in October 1852 and completed the following year. During the Civil War, Union troops occupied the church and destroyed some of the parish records. St. John's is an early example of the "carpenter's Gothic" style popular for many Episcopal churches during the mid-19th century. Damaged by a tornado in 1874, the church afterward was refurbished and strengthened with iron tie-rods spanning the nave. Memorial windows also were installed. Concrete buttresses were added in 1956. A tall spire originally topped the bell-tower.
Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 44.061′ N, 87° 42.12′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dickson Street and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on North Dickson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Dickson Street, Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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By Sandra Hughes, June 17, 2009
2. St. John's Episcopal Church
walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (about 500 feet away); Howell Thomas Heflin (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Tuscumbia Railway First Railroad west of Alleghenies (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Tuscumbia, Alabama (approx. mile away); William Winston Home (approx. mile away); Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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