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

Baptist Collegiate Institute

Newton, Alabama

 
 
Baptist Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 25, 2014
1. Baptist Collegiate Institute Marker
Inscription.  
Organized in 1898 under the Christian leadership of A. W. Tate and Newton Baptist Church. The property was later given to the Baptists of southeast Alabama, adopted by nine Baptist Associations. In 1907 Baptist State Convention agreed to accept the school as a gift and received the deed in 1908. Financial support by the Convention began in 1912. It operated as a high school and junior college from 1921 - 1929 when it closed due to lack of funds.

Presidents serving from 1917 - 1929 were: J. J. Yarborough, L. F. Rutledge, W. G. Johnston, J. A. Lowry, A. C. Anderson, R. W. Langham, C. V. Cheves, P. W. Lett, and C. H. Turner.

Its students brought its Christian influence into all walks of life.

Sponsor — Dale County Historical Society
 
Erected by Former Students.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 31° 19.856′ N, 85° 35.764′ W. Marker is in Newton, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is on Oates Drive
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east of College Street (Alabama Route 123/134), on the right when traveling east. The marker is located in front of the Newton Library & Museum (Oates-Reynolds Memorial Building). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Oates Drive, Newton AL 36352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Newton Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hanging of Bill Sketoe (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Block House/River Port - Fort - Ferry (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Mack M. Matthews School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Town of Midland City (approx. 6.1 miles away); Daleville, Alabama (approx. 7.7 miles away); Boyhood Home of Rev. Bob Jones (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
Oates-Reynolds Memorial Building and marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 25, 2014
2. Oates-Reynolds Memorial Building and marker
Baptist Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
3. Baptist Collegiate Institute Marker
This marker is in front of, what is now, the Newton Museum & Library. Formerly the building (constructed in 1922) was the girls’ dormitory of the Baptist Collegiate Institute.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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