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Skipperville in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Peniel Baptist Church

1852 - 2004

 
 
Peniel Baptist Church Marker, side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 26, 2014
1. Peniel Baptist Church Marker, side 1
Inscription.  
(side 1)
Listed below are the known pastors of Peniel Baptist Church since its establishment about 1852. Middleton Brooks, S. Hargrove, W. A. Cumbie, Ransom C. Deal, Sr., R. Cass Deal, R. B. Arnold, J. W. Phillips, F. M. Shirah, M. A. Smith, A. J. Renfroe, A. M. Glover, B. J. Marshall, J. E. Plant, M. J. Walding, Charles C. Baker, Gary Carter, L. D. Woodham, Sr., Bobby Andrews, A. T. Arnold, W. A. Baker, John Payne, Bruce Cooper, John W. Helton, Jr., Ray Wren, and Timothy McCraney.
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(side 2)
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On June 13, 1854, William A. Stanford deeded land to the Missionary Baptist Church at Peniel. The deed was granted to Starkey Stuckey, the deacon authorized to represent the church for this transaction. According to the original deed, a lightwood stake, near the graves marked the eastern boundary of the property, consisting of one acre, and ninety-nine 23/25 hundredths of an acre. The first split-log church was torn down in 1876 and a second church was built at a cost of $50. A third church was built in
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1901. M. J. Walding was the pastor when the present church was built in 1954, using lumber and materials salvaged from the 1901 church building.
 
Erected 2004 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Peniel Baptist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1826.
 
Location. 31° 36.673′ N, 85° 29.822′ W. Marker is in Skipperville, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 41 and County Route 68, on the left when traveling south on County Route 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Skipperville AL 36374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Blue Springs School 1920-1969 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pea River Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 3.7 miles away); Salem Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Morgan Baptist Church / Church Pastors (approx. 3.9 miles away); Union Presbyterian Church / Founders and Early Pastors (approx. 6.7 miles away); Union (Arguta) Cemetery Established By Union Presbyterian Church 1843-2016 (approx. 6.7 miles away); Asbury Methodist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skipperville.
 
Peniel Baptist Church Marker, side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 26, 2014
2. Peniel Baptist Church Marker, side 2
Peniel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 26, 2014
3. Peniel Baptist Church Marker
Peniel Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 26, 2014
4. Peniel Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 876 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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