Marion in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
First Congregational Church of Marion
In 1931 the Congregational and Christian Churches merged forming the Congregational Christian Church, which in 1957 joined with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ.
This building was constructed by members and friends of the congregation in 1871 and is the oldest and most unaltered example of an early black church in Marion. The first pastor was the Rev. G.W. Andrews and T.C. Stewart was the architect and contractor.
Erected 1986 by Alabama Historical Commission and the Congregation.
Location. 32° 37.657′ N, 87° 19.701′ W. Marker is in Marion, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street and Church Street, on the left Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Clay Street, Marion AL 36756, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Normal School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marion Military Institute Korean War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Marion City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Marion Military Institute Alumni Vietnam Memorial (approx. half a mile away); South College Barracks Fire of 1924 (approx. half a mile away); Siloam Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Marion Female Seminary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marion Military Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
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