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Arab in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gilliam Springs Baptist Church

 
 
Gilliam Springs Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 5, 2011
1. Gilliam Springs Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Gilliam Springs Baptist Church was founded by nine charter members on November 25, 1882, under the leadership of the Rev. P.J. Corley in the Gilliam Springs School. The log school was located on the east side of North Main Street in the vicinity of Brookwood Drive and Tenth Avenue. In 1884 the congregation erected a log church building at this location. A brick church was constructed in 1934, and several additions were added beginning in the early 1960s. Gilliam Springs Baptist Church is older than the First United Methodist and First Baptist churches but was built outside the limits of the original Town of Arab. It was annexed in the 1970s, thus becoming the oldest church in Arab.
 
Erected 2008 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 month for this entry is November 1862.
 
Location. 34° 20.467′ N, 86° 30.245′ W. Marker is in Arab, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection
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of North Brindlee Mountain Parkway (State Highway 53) and Old Huntsville Highway NW, on the right when traveling south on North Brindlee Mountain Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy, Arab AL 35016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear Meat Cabin Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Arab High School / First Arab Auditorium (approx. 1˝ miles away); 1883 Methodist Church Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Farmer's Exchange (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stephen Tuttle Thompson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shoal Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arab.
 
Also see . . .  Gilliam Springs Baptist Church. (Submitted on February 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Gilliam Springs Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 5, 2011
2. Gilliam Springs Baptist Church Marker
On the right side of N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy, going south.
Gilliam Springs Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 5, 2011
3. Gilliam Springs Baptist Church Marker
In front of the church on N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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