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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 25, 2009
1. Florence Bethel Cumberland Marker
Inscription.  The "Mother Church" of the Presbytery, Florence Cumberland Colored Presbyterian Church originated in 1898 on property deeded by the city. Led, in 1918, by Rev. Holt Smith, it bought property on Alabama Street and built a frame structure. In 1948 Rev. Earl McDonald led in the construction of the annex named for him and the Jerome Robinson Education building. In 1997, the name became Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America. The church continually proclaims the compassion of Christ throughout the world.
 
Erected 2008 by Florence Historic Board Florence Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 34° 48.01′ N, 87° 40.247′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on E, Alabama Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 E Alabama St, Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Hicks Boulevard (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mark Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church
Florence Bethel Cumberland image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 25, 2009
2. Florence Bethel Cumberland
(approx. ¼ mile away); Original Site of FAME Recording Studio (approx. ¼ mile away); Patton Elementary School (approx. ¼ mile away); Lauderdale County (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church 1888 (approx. ¼ mile away); The American Legion (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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