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

The Greater Mount Moriah

Primitive Baptist Church

 

~1896~

 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
1. The Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church
Inscription. The congregation first met in home of Mrs. Betsy Key. Organized as "Fairgrounds Church" in 1896 at nearby site of early Florence Racetrack and Fairgrounds, with Andy Sloss as pastor. Later, the church was moved to Irvine Avenue (formerly Fish-Trap Road). Mrs. Mary Ola Key was given honor of naming the church "Mount Moriah." The adjoining lot was purchased and church rebuilt in 1924, with C.A. Crump as pastor. In 1924, the building was remodeled and another addition erected under David Tolbert as pastor. The Family Life Center was completed in 1997 with Leroy Sawyer, pastor, and Wayne Stanley, Chairman.
 
Erected by Erected by the Florence Historic Board Florence AL.
 
Location. 34° 48.072′ N, 87° 41.367′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on West Irvine Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 821 West Irvine Avenue, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Christopher Handy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); W. C. Handy Birthplace (approx.
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By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
2. Saint Paul Africian Marker
half a mile away); Burrell Normal School (approx. half a mile away); Simpson House~Irvine Place~Coby Hall (approx. half a mile away); Pesthouse and Cemetery / Pestilences (approx. 0.6 miles away); Karsner-Kennedy House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church 1894 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
The Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 25, 2009
3. The Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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