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Hartford in Geneva County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Earliest Church In Hartford

 
 
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March 6, 2010
1. Earliest Church In Hartford Marker
Inscription.  Organized on June 30, 1888 by thirteen charter members as Dundee Missionary Baptist Church. The congregation originally worshipped in a brush arbor on this present site. The first church building was erected from pine slabs in the summer of 1886. This served as the house of worship until June 1954 at which time it was destroyed by fire. Reconstruction was begun immediately and completed in October 1954. The designated name Shiloh was the home church of seven of the thirteen charter members. The mother church is located at Cottonhill, (Clay County) Georgia. The thirteen original members were:
J. J. Peacock • Martha Jane Peacock • Augustus Ham • Bethiah Ham • A. S. Peacock • Hattie E. Peacock • Sarah Stokes • J. E. Hudson • W. O. Williams • Fannie Williams • J. N. Kirkland • Jane E. Hawthorne • Margrete Hawthorne
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 31° 6.909′ N, 85° 40.204′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Alabama, in Geneva County
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March 6, 2010
2. Earliest Church In Hartford Marker
. Marker is on North Shiloh Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 873 North Shiloh Road, Hartford AL 36344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1840's Split Log Cabin (approx. 8½ miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 9 miles away); Geneva, Alabama (approx. 12.8 miles away); Emma Knox Kenan Library (approx. 12.8 miles away); Daleville, Alabama (approx. 13 miles away); Boyhood Home of Rev. Bob Jones (approx. 13.6 miles away); Town of Level Plains (approx. 14.2 miles away); When The Lights Came On (approx. 14.6 miles away in Florida).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the corner of the church cemetery nearest the church building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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