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Dothan in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Boyhood Home of Rev. Bob Jones

 
 
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By David J Gaines, April 19, 2016
1. Boyhood Home of Rev, Bob Jones Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot was the boyhood home of Rev. Bob Jones, (1884-1968), D.D., L.L.D., internationally known evangelist and founder of Bob Jones University. The eleventh child of W. Alexander and Georgia Creel Jones, he was three months old when the family moved to Brannon Stand in 1884, where he lived until his father's death in 1900. Four years after his conversion at the age of eleven, Bob Jones held his first revival under a brush arbor two miles from here.

The only structure remaining today from his boyhood home is the brick water well, located on Edinburgh Way just inside the Highland Oaks Golf Course entrance.
 
Erected 1995 by Bob Jones University, Wheelless Development, Ltd., and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 31° 14.405′ N, 85° 29.601′ W. Marker is in Dothan, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 84) west of Bocage Drive, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dothan AL 36305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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By David J Gaines, April 19, 2016
2. Boyhood Home of Rev, Bob Jones Marker
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other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Houston County (approx. 6 miles away); 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell (approx. 6 miles away); Dothan Dixie Standpipe (approx. 6 miles away); Atlantic Coastline Passenger Station (approx. 6 miles away); Federal Building (approx. 6 miles away); The Steamboat Era (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dothan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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