Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Allen Temple A.M.E. Church / Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church
Allen Temple A.M.E. Church
In 1879, under the pastorate of Reverend George Wesley Allen, the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church had its humble beginning in Phenix City, Alabama as Grant Mission. The Russell County Housing Authority's renewal project of 1940 caused the relocation of the congregation. Under the administration of Reverend E.W. Cook, in 1941, the new church was built and renamed Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. The Church has continued to serve the needs of its congregation and community under the leadership of its present pastor, Reverend Samuel Thomas.
Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church
Church services at Grant Mission, forerunner of Allen Temple A.M.E., were orginally held in a small framed house along the Central of Georgia Railroad on South Railroad Street. Both Grant and St. Peter Missions were organized by G. W. Allen in 1879. St. Peter's Church, built in 1881, was destroyed by a storm resulting in its merger with Grant Chapel in 1908. The merged membership elected to retain the Grant Chapel A.M.E. designation. In 1919 Grant Chapel
Erected 1997 by The Allen Temple A.M.E. Church and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 32° 28.491′ N, 85° 0.558′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 15th Street, on the left when traveling north on 12th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 12th Avenue, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susie E. Allen Elementary School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert Love Patterson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ancient Fisheries (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road (approx. ¾ mile away); The Tie-Snake (approx. 0.8 miles away); Calhoun (approx. 0.9 miles away in Georgia); Mills (approx. 0.9 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phenix City.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.