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

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
1. Dothan First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. In November 1887 nine charter members organized the First Baptist Church of Dothan. In 1888 the Church erected a one room frame structure at 205 South Saint Andrews Street.

A beautiful Gothic brick building in the SE corner of Main and Oates Streets was built in 1893 by the 120 members. By 1928 the congregation of 1,712 commenced services on this present site, 300 West Main Street.

This Centennial year, 1987, having had 21 pastors and established five other churches, the 4,569 members are engaged in a six million dollar expansion program. Our cornerstone,
"The love of Christ constraineth us."

 
Erected 1987 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and First Baptist Church.
 
Location. 31° 13.473′ N, 85° 23.797′ W. Marker is in Dothan, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Alabama Route 52) and North Alice Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Main Street, Dothan AL 36303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston County (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell
Dothan First Baptist Church area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
2. Dothan First Baptist Church area
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Main Street Commercial Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); The Steamboat Era (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dothan Opera House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Founding of Dothan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnny Mack Brown (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dothan.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church website. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Dothan First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
3. Dothan First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 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 43 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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