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

Gordon Baptist Church

 
 
Gordon Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
1. Gordon Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
Baptists of Gordon first erected a brush arbor church, Hope Arbor, circa 1819. On May 16, 1867 James Pynes gave one acre and timber to build a church in the town center. Pynes, William Wood and John T. Davis, Building Committee, signed the contract; 41 members pledged amountsfrom $5 to $500. Completed in 1868, it had a high portico with white columns and along flight of steps across the width of the portico. A square steeple with belfry topped the roof. Inside were wooden benches and a rear balcony. This wooden building later burned.
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Side 2
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In 1907 plans were laid for the present brick church. Building Committee members were Sam Bowdon, E.L. Marbury, W.E. McEachern, J.B. Martin and T.D. McEachern. Solicitation Committee members included Marbury, Dr. C. E. Granberry, J.W. Britt, T.D. McEachern, and C.P. Bowdon. Committee to Secure a Lot Members were Dr. Granberry, W. E. McEachern, and Judge George Leslie. Although a struggle to finance and complete at a time of major economic downturn, minutes reflect E. L. Marbury was instructed June 12, 1910 to finish the building on his estimate of $400 for additional costs. Sam Bowdon gave a Tiffany-style stained glass window.
 
Erected
Gordon Baptist Church Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
2. Gordon Baptist Church Marker (reverse)
2004 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Gordon Baptist Church and Dothan Landmarks Foundation.
 
Location. 31° 8.716′ N, 85° 5.861′ W. Marker is in Gordon, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of Leslie Street and Church Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Leslie Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 Leslie Street, Gordon AL 36343, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gordon Cemetery / Early Gordon Leaders (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Navy Yard, Saffold (approx. 4.5 miles away in Georgia); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ashford United Methodist Church (approx. 8.5 miles away); Incorporation of Ashford/Ashford - a Unique Name (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ashford Centennial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ashford Depot (approx. 8.7 miles away); Covered Bridge 2 Mi. (approx. 10.1 miles away in Georgia).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Gordon Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
3. Gordon Baptist Church
Gordon Baptist Church Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
4. Gordon Baptist Church Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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