Jefferson in Marengo County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Jefferson Baptist Church
Mt. Pleasant Baptist
by Elder James Yarbrough in 1820
with 27 charter members.
By 1834 it had 150 members.
Church among the oldest in Demopolis area.
Buried in church cemetery are
John Gilmore, Reuben Hildreth and John Sample--Revolutionary War veterans who founded Jefferson and helped establish this church.
Erected 1965 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 32° 23.172′ N, 87° 53.777′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is on Alabama Route 28, 0.1 miles west of Jefferson Road (County Road 57), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson AL 36745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foscue House (approx. Old Marengo County Courthouse (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Rooster Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away); A County Older Than the State (approx. 8 miles away); History of Linden, Alabama (approx. 8 miles away); Whitfield Canal (approx. 9.1 miles away); Gaineswood (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Rural Southwest Alabama Attractions. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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