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St. Bartholomew's Church

 
 
St. Bartholomew's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Glenn Sheffield, December 8, 2011
1. St. Bartholomew's Church Marker
Inscription.  Oldest church in Pinellas County, it was organized April 20, 1887. It was constructed in the summer of 1887 by a handful of pioneers equipped with crude tools. Built of unturpentined pine, the church records indicate first building cost $673. Dr. John B. Abercrombie donated an acre of land for the church April 28, 1887. The original church building has since been enlarged and is still used for regular services.
 
Erected 1963 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with St. Bartholomew Memorial Committee. (Marker Number F-104.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1955.
 
Location. 27° 44.046′ N, 82° 40.791′ W. Marker is in St. Petersburg, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of 34th Street South (U.S. 19) and 38th Avenue South, on the right when traveling south on 34th Street South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3747 34th Street South, Saint Petersburg FL 33711, 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. Gulfport Casino (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rattlesnake Curve
St. Bartholomew's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 8, 2011
2. St. Bartholomew's Church Marker
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); The History of Princess Hirrihigua (approx. 2½ miles away); First Settlement and Post Office (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stetson University College of Law (approx. 2.8 miles away); Miranda Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lynching in America / The Lynching of John Evans (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Church (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the Great Seal of the State of Florida.
 
Regarding St. Bartholomew's Church. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church was built in American Gothic style, and according to the church's website, the building was moved from its original location at the corner of 22nd Avenue South & 19th Street in 1970. The church's cemetery is still located there.
 
St. Bartholomew's Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 8, 2011
3. St. Bartholomew's Church and Marker
Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 8, 2011
4. Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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