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Near Arab in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shoal Creek Baptist Church

 
 
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By Johnny Tidmore, September 23, 2013
1. Shoal Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The church was founded on March 14, 1886 by charter members R.J. Riddle, Julie Riddle, W.J. Wright, A. M. Preston, W.B. Scott and F.E. Scott. It is named after Shoal Creek, which rises up less than a mile from the church grounds and empties into the Tennessee River near Paint Rock Bluff. Before the original building was erected in 1887, services were held under a brush arbor. The present sanctuary was built in 1956, the education building in 1979, and the fellowship hall in 1993. Shoal Creek's first pastor was P.M. Thompson. Montgomery K. Taylor, another of the church's early pastors, served here for thirty years. He also served as the first pastor of Arab First Baptist during his term at Shoal Creek. As he had requested during his tenure, he was laid to rest behind the church in the grave plot closest to the pulpit.
 
Erected 2012 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 19.577′ N, 86° 27.031′ W. Marker is near Arab, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Shoal Creek Road and Brentwood Lane, on the right when traveling east on Shoal Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 788 Shoal Creed Rd., Arab AL 35016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Johnny Tidmore, September 24, 2013
2. Shoal Creek Baptist Church Marker
4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brashier's Chapel Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1883 Methodist Church Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Arab High School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stephen Tuttle Thompson (approx. 2.7 miles away); Farmer's Exchange (approx. 2.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bear Meat Cabin Road (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arab.
 
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By Johnny Tidmore, September 24, 2013
3. Shoal Creek Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2013, by Johnny Tidmore of Arab, Alabama. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2013, by Johnny Tidmore of Arab, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2013, by Johnny Tidmore of Arab, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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