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Near Hatchechubbee in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Uchee / Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee

 
 
Uchee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
1. Uchee Marker
Inscription.
(obverse)
Uchee
One of the oldest white settlements in the Chattahoochee Valley before and after the removal of the Indians; land deeds between whites date back to 1832, the year of Russell County's founding. The name of the town comes from the Indian name of a creek which originates nearby. In its early years it was a cultural, political and religious center. Three academies were established in the area: Good Hope, Spring Grove and Andrew’s Chapel. Russell County’s first member of the Alabama House of Representative, Nimrod Washington Long, was among the pioneers here.

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Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee
The oldest continually active church in Russell County is located on this lot. Good Hope Church was constituted July 29, 1837. The present building, as was that of the Methodist church, was constructed in 1857. They are the oldest continually used church structures in Russell County. The builder was L.S. Johnson. The original sixteen members had the names of Jelks, Covington, Miles, Davis, Turner, Wallace, Ivey, Thomas and a slave of E.C. Thomas. Their number increased rapidly and for years the Church was the wellspring for Baptist activity in the County.
 
Erected 1980 by The Historic Chattahoochee
Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
2. Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee Marker
Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 21.086′ N, 85° 21.424′ W. Marker is near Hatchechubbee, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is on North Uchee Road (County Road 22) 0.4 miles east of Foster Road (County Route 7), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6056 North Uchee Road, Hatchechubbee AL 36858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uchee Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Joel Hurt House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Long Family (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hurtsboro United Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); William Augustus Mitchell (approx. 11.3 miles away); Mitchell-Ferrell-Powell House (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Good Hope Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
3. Good Hope Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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