Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Organized in 1858, Trinity Mission was admitted to the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama on May 5, 1860. When the first church was consecrated on this site in 1862, it was renamed Emmanuel, meaning "God With Us." That building was destroyed by a tornado in 1869. The cornerstone for the present church was laid on Easter Day 1872. Built of native fieldstone from the Nelson and Sarah Carruthers Clayton Plantation north of Opelika, Emmanuel is the oldest public building in Opelika. Born of hope during Reconstruction, this little stone church stands as a testament to pioneer faith and endurance and remains a living monument to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Erected 2004 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Opelika Historical Preservation and Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1904.
Location. 32° 38.949′ N, 85° 22.823′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of North 8th Street and 1st Avenue, on the right Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 1st Avenue, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Opelika A Railroad Town/Opelika An Industrial City (about 500 feet away); South Railroad Avenue (about 700 feet away); Railroad Avenue Historic District (about 800 feet away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee County World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pepperell Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Lee County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
Also see . . . Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Church Website (Submitted on July 6, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.