Auburn in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Ebenezer Baptist Church
—East Thach Avenue —
This simple frame structure was built by newly freed black men and women before 1870. The property on which the building stands was given to a member of the Ebenezer congregation in 1865, the year the War Between the States ended, by a white landowner, Lonnie Payne. The church is built of hand hewn logs, felled on the Frazer plantation, northeast of Auburn, and were hauled by mule to this site. Members of the congregation constructed the building. The Church and its early leaders figured prominently in Alabama's black Baptist history. The church congregation held its services here until 1969.
Pastors serving church at this site:
Reverend Tom Glynn • Reverend Saunders
Reverend Ishman Pollard • Reverend O.D. Slaughter
Reverend I.T. Simpson • Reverend J.M. Alexander
Reverend C.J. Davis • Reverend G.R. Young, Jr.
Reverend H.E. Jones
Erected 1978 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Location. 32° 36.248′ N, 85° 28.405′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Thach Avenue and Auburn Drive, on the left when traveling west on East Thach Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 East Thach Avenue, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Scott-Yarbrough House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dillard-Lawson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Baughman-Honour-Stiles House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Wilton Burton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (approx. half a mile away); Auburn University Chapel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Also see . . . Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
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