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Marion in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Siloam Baptist Church

Founded 1822

Siloam Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. Siloam Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Siloam was Alabama's most influential and important Baptist congregation and one of the strongest denominational centers in the South during the mid-19th century. The pastor and laymen were leaders in the organization of The Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1823, the founding of Judson College in 1838 and Howard College in 1841, and The Alabama Baptist state paper, which was begun here in 1843. The Alabama Resolutions, which greatly influenced the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention were passed at Siloam in 1844 and the Home Mission Board of the SBC was founded here in 1845 where its offices remained until 1882. During the mid-19th century the Alabama Baptist Convention met at Siloam every other year.

The original portion of the church, a good example of temple form Greek Revival architecture, was built 1848-49 and is the third building occupied by the congregation.
National Register of Historic Places 12-27-1982

Erected 1986 by Alabama Historical Commission and the Congregation.
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Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 32° 37.852′ N, 87° 19.15′ W. Marker is in Marion, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Early Street, on the right when traveling south on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 Washington Street, Marion AL 36756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nicola Marschall (about 700 feet away); Jimmie Lee Jackson / Jackson's Death Led to 'Bloody Sunday' March (about 700 feet away); Perry County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); A Seed is Planted (about 700 feet away); Judson College (about 800 feet away); Confederate 6-pounder Field Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muckle's Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Siloam Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Siloam Baptist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2024