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

Christ Episcopal Church

Organized January 7, 1828

 
 
Christ Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. Christ Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. The second oldest Episcopal Church in Alabama. Construction begun 1829, completed 1830 at cost of $1700. Enlarged and remodeled in 1880 from original Greek Revival design to present Gothic lines. First pews sold to highest bidder; made free in 1849. Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, first Episcopal Bishop of Alabama, served as Rector 1846-1851. Church bell installed 1830 is still used. A Rectory built 1844 was located where Chapel now stands. Charter ceremonies for University of Alabama held in this church and Rev. Alva Woods installed as first President, University of Alabama, April 12, 1831.
 
Erected 1975 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.511′ N, 87° 34.148′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lurleen B Wallace Boulevard North (U.S. 43) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling north on Lurleen B Wallace Boulevard North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 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. Alabama Corps Of Cadets Defends Tuscaloosa (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
Christ Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
2. Christ Episcopal Church Marker
(about 800 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Tuscaloosa City Hall (approx. mile away); Margaret M. DuPont (approx. mile away); Tuscaloosa (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  Christ Episcopal Church website. (Submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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Christ Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. Christ Episcopal Church
<i>Episcopal Church and Rectory, Tuscaloosa, Ala.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Episcopal Church and Rectory, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Looking NE across Lurleen B Wallace N Boulevard. Compare with the previous photograph: the fence is gone, the tracks are gone, and the rectory was torn down in 1952 and replaced by a chapel. However, a narthex (i.e., antechamber or porch) was added in 1984.
 
 
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 734 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on November 3, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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