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Inverness in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church

 
 
Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 12, 2012
1. Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  
This church was first organized September 29, 1894 by Rev. A.L. Dutch, Deacon Arthur Bell, and the entire membership of Shialo Baptist Church from Stage Pond, Florida. Over the last 116 years, this congregation has been led by 16 different reverends, with the most recent term of Rev. Leroy Ed Jones from 1994 to the beginning of 2010. The present sanctuary was erected under the leadership of Rev. L.T. Thompson who served for 25 years between 1913-1938. Greater was added to the church name on September 3, 1938. On September 29, 1996, the church celebrated their 102nd anniversary (1894–1996). The church was in process of celebrating its 116th anniversary at the time of the plaque presentation.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Inverness.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1865.
 
Location. 28° 50.262′ N, 82° 19.729′ W. Marker is in Inverness, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and East Dampier Street, on the right when
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traveling north on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The engraved metal marker is mounted on a post in front of the church, against the building just north of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Inverness FL 34450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coca-Cola Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surprise Attack (about 500 feet away); The McLeod House (about 600 feet away); Valerie Theater (about 600 feet away); Historic Citrus County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); 109 Courthouse Square (about 700 feet away); The Dampier Building (about 800 feet away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
 
Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, September 26, 2014
2. Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Current church sign on front of the church
Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, September 26, 2014
3. Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Rear view of the church
Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 12, 2012
4. Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Marker is visible under the window on the left side of the entrance.
Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church (<i>southwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 12, 2012
5. Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church (southwest corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 26, 2023