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Stone Street Baptist Church

 
 
Stone Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Stone Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Stone Street Baptist Church, Alabama's first baptist church, organized in 1806, thirteen years before Alabama became a state and thirty years after this nation was formed the Stone Street Baptist Church, also called "The African Church", was organized so freed people of color could worship the Lord God. Richard "Uncle Dick" Fields, a courageous religious pioneer, was the first pastor. The initial church edifice was constructed of bush tops and straw, held up by connecting poles. The congregation moved to its present location in 1870 and renovated in 1931. On August 8, 1985, Stone Street Baptist Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Marker erected in 2007
The Rev. Milton E. Saffold, Pastor
In the City of Mobile, Samuel L. Jones, Mayor
Frederick D. Richardson, Jr., Mobile City Council Vice President, Deacon & Church Historian

 
Erected 2007 by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Location. 30° 41.76′ N, 88° 3.09′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Tunstall Street and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling south on Tunstall Street. Touch for map
Stone Street Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Stone Street Baptist Church
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Tunstall Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson and Allen Mortuary (within shouting distance of this marker); Finley's Drug Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); National African-American Archives and Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Knights of Peter Claver Monument (about 500 feet away); Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Caldwell Field (approx. mile away); Christian Benevolent Funeral Home (approx. mile away); St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
Entrance door and landmark signs. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. Entrance door and landmark signs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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