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

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church

Erected 1845, tower and bell added 1888-1900

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. St. John The Baptist Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. The first meeting of Catholics in Tuscaloosa was held in 1819. The first parochial school was opened in 1863. St. Paulís Church, Birmingham, dedicated 1872, and churches in Selma, Blocton and Reform began as missions of this church; also originating from this church: St. Francis Chapel and Holy Spirit Church and School.
 
Erected 1972 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.383′ N, 87° 34.124′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lurleen B Wallace Boulevard North (U.S. 43) and 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on Lurleen B Wallace Boulevard North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Lurleen B Wallace Boulevard North, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); First African Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 800 feet
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
2. St. John The Baptist Catholic Church Marker
away); The Friedman Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama Corps Of Cadets Defends Tuscaloosa (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa. From Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa, AL (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
4. St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
St. Paul's Catholic Church - Birmingham image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 11, 2010
5. St. Paul's Catholic Church - Birmingham
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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