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Valley in Chambers County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fairfax First Christian Church

 
 
Fairfax First Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
1. Fairfax First Christian Church Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
Built 1916 by West Point Mfg. Co. and called Fairfax “Union” Church as it was shared by Disciples of Christ, Methodist, & Baptist groups. It was purchased by the Disciples of Christ after the others left to build their own churches and renamed Fairfax First Christian Church. White clapboard exterior built in shape of cross. Windows-hammered glass in shape of Moses' tablets. Original features in use: pews designed to match windows, windows, pulpit, exposed hand-hewn interior beams, interior design. Addition built in 1952. Designated a historic landmark by the Alabama Historical Commission in 1992 and the Valley City Council in 1993.
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Side 2
(Continued from other side)
Founding ministers: Rev. S. P. Speigel, Pastor West Point Christian Church; Rev. Dan Joiner, Pastor Lanett Christian Church. Charter Members: Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Smith, Sr.; Mrs. R. V. Combs; Mr. Charlie Floyd; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Norred; Mrs. Donzell Norred; Mr. and Mrs. H. Pigg; Judge Marion Brown; Mr. Walter Williams; Mr. Watkins; and, Mrs. Pearl Dunn.

The church building is part of the original Fairfax mill village design which included worker houses, general store, school, water-sewage system, railroad passenger and freight
Fairfax First Christian Church Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
2. Fairfax First Christian Church Marker (reverse)
service.
 
Erected 1996 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Fairfax First Christian Church.
 
Location. 32° 47.544′ N, 85° 11.237′ W. Marker is in Valley, Alabama, in Chambers County. Marker is at the intersection of Boulevard and Scott Street, on the right when traveling south on Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 643 Boulevard, Valley AL 36854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairfax Kindergarten (a few steps from this marker); Armed Forces Tribute (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Point Manufacturing Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); Langdale Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lanier High School (approx. 5.6 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. 5.8 miles away in Georgia); Battle of West Point (approx. 5.9 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Fairfax First Christian Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
3. Fairfax First Christian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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