“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bessemer in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Hosea Holcombe



—“Alabama's first church historian” —

Hosea Holcombe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
1. Hosea Holcombe Marker
Inscription. In 1840 he published his study,
History of Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Alabama.
Also an evangelist and missionary.
In 1818 moved to Alabama from Carolinas, organizing five churches in vicinity.
President of Alabama Baptist Convention 1833-38, he was delegated to write church history.
Lack of cooperation led him to travel over state to get material for book.
He died at Jonesboro home in 1841. buried in Sadler Cemetery 1 mile south.

Erected 1964 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 33° 23.412′ N, 86° 56.808′ W. Marker is in Bessemer, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 14th Street South (State Highway 150) south of Fairfax Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bessemer AL 35020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweet Home / Henry W. Sweet (approx. 0.7 miles away); Doughboy Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bright Star / Koikos Restaurant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Baptist Church And Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lynching In America / The Lynching of William Miller (approx. 2.8 miles away); Canaan Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ross Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Overseer’s House (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bessemer.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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