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

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This congregation was organized in July 1823 as Concord Church, later known as Union Church, then as Tuscumbia Baptist. Jeremiah Burns was the first pastor. It began meeting at this site about 1845 in a plain wooden building. The New England-style sanctuary of the present building was erected in 1892. The belfry and rear cross-section, including two balconies, were added about 1903
The entrance was moved from the belfry to the center and a third balcony added in 1954. The stained glass Gothic windows were imported from Czechoslovakia about 1906. The original pipes for the early Moller organ are still visible from the cross-shaped sanctuary and heard in worship today.
The Educational Building (north) was built in 1962 and the Fellowship Hall (south) in 1974. The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by First Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, Al and The Colbert County Historical Landmark Foundation Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 44.009′ N, 87° 42.128′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on N. Dickson St.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 North Dickson Street, Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
2. First Baptist Church
markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (about 400 feet away); Howell Thomas Heflin (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); History of Tuscumbia, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuscumbia Railway First Railroad west of Alleghenies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Military Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Petrified Conifer Tree / Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church of Tuscumbia, Alabama. First Baptist Church of Tuscumbia, Alabama/site (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
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