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Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thompson Chapel

American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

 
 
Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
1. Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized c. 1872 by Rev. John Ford, Tom Isaiah, Julius Crockrum, Daniel Billingslea, Fannie Bryant, Charity Harris, Sarah Chambers and others, and named for presiding Bishop J. P. Thompson. This congregation first met in a house near the oil mill and later at a grape arbor on Torbert Street. Sanctuary erected 1878, remodeled 1911 and annex built 1962.
 
Erected 1979 by the congregation Pastor and Presiding Elder: A. L. Wilson, D. D. Bishop: Arthur Marshall, Jr.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 32° 38.603′ N, 85° 22.231′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Parkway (Alabama Route 38) and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Columbus Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 187 Columbus Parkway, 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. Lee County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Killgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships
Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
2. Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church
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(approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (approx. half a mile away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Lee County (approx. half a mile away); Pepperell Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee County World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
 
Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
3. Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on July 7, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022