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Bessemer in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Canaan Baptist Church

Jefferson County's Oldest Baptist Church

Canaan Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julia Frost, June 26, 2010
1. Canaan Baptist Church Marker
Jefferson County's Oldest Baptist Church
Inscription.  Organized September 5, 1818 in home of Isaac Brown 3 miles west of Elyton. Met in homes and schoolhouse near Old Jonesboro until 1824. First building erected on site now the 14th Street entrance to Cedar Hill cemetery. Canaan Association (now Birmingham Baptist Association) was organized there in 1833. Hosea Holcombe, pioneer preacher and historian was pastor 1822-41. The congregation has worshipped at this present location since 1856.
Erected 1968 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 5, 1848.
Location. 33° 20.469′ N, 86° 55.522′ W. Marker is in Bessemer, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Morgan Rd, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2543 Morgan Rd,, Bessemer AL 35022, 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. Brock’s Gap / Historic Gateway To Birmingham (approx. 2.9 miles away); McAdory House
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); Thomas McAdory Owen (approx. 3.1 miles away); Owen House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hosea Holcombe (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sweet Home / Henry W. Sweet (approx. 4.3 miles away); “Spirit of the American Doughboy” (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Bessemer Site (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bessemer.
Also see . . .  Canaan Baptist Church website. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Bessemer, Alabama, Jefferson County, Church, Canaan, Baptist
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 112 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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