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Daphne in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Little Bethel Baptist Church:

 
 
Little Bethel Baptist Church: Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Little Bethel Baptist Church: Marker
Inscription. On April 15, 1867, Major Lewis Starke deeded these two acres to four of his ex-slaves and their heirs as trustees for this church: Nimrod Lovett, Stamford Starlin (now Sterling), Narcis Elwa, and Benjamin Franklin.
In this cemetery is buried Russell Dick whose mother, Lucy, came into Mobile on the last voyage of the slave ship Clothilde. He is remembered as an outstanding and industrious citizen who acquired much land in the area and once owned all the downtown of Daphne.
 
Location. 30° 36.287′ N, 87° 54.158′ W. Marker is in Daphne, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Road 98) and Magnolia Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1902 Main Street, Daphne AL 36526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Daphne (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patriot's Point Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1814 ~ ~ ~ 1977 (approx. 1.8 miles away); “Damn The Torpedoes!” (approx. 3.8 miles away); Stop 7 Fort McDermott: (approx.
Little Bethel Baptist Church looking north on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Little Bethel Baptist Church looking north on Main Street.
3.8 miles away); Stop 8 The Eighth Iowa Line: (approx. 3.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781) (approx. 3.8 miles away); Albert Carey Danner (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daphne.
 
Regarding Little Bethel Baptist Church:. The Little Bethel Baptist Church is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Clotilde slave ship. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
View from marker towards Magnolia Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. View from marker towards Magnolia Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 171 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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