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Evergreen in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alexander Travis

August 23, 1790 – December. 2, 1852

 
 
Alexander Travis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
1. Alexander Travis Marker
Inscription. In the fall of 1817 Reverend Alexander Travis settled his affairs in South Carolina and immigrated to Conecuh County, where, in the spring of 1818, Beulah Baptist Church was constituted. In rapid succession, Travis’ firm resolve and his devotion to the Gospel of Christ led to the successful constituting of other churches in Conecuh County including Belleville, Burnt Corn, Brooklyn, Owassa (now Olive Branch), and Evergreen, as well as others in the surrounding counties and even in Florida.

In 1830, he was elected Moderator of the Bethlehem Baptist Association, a position he filled for 20 years. Reverend Travis’ ministry extended far beyond his ability to interpret the Scriptures to multiple congregations. His zeal for missions conclusively led to his being considered the father of the Baptist denomination in the area where he preached and baptized and adjudicated disputes with courage and unconditional love. Primarily known as a spiritual leader, Reverend Travis was also an advocate for education and was the first chairman of the Board of Trustees for Evergreen Academy.
 
Erected 2014 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 26.255′ N, 86° 57.6′ W. Marker is in Evergreen, Alabama, in Conecuh
Marker located in front of Conecuh Baptist Association. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
2. Marker located in front of Conecuh Baptist Association.
County. Marker is at the intersection of Rural Street and Williams Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Rural Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Williams Avenue, Evergreen AL 36401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alice's (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bank of Evergreen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernest Stanley Crawford, M.D. (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Evergreen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conecuh County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site (approx. one mile away); Reverend Hillary James Hawkins, D.D. (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Evergreen.
 
Regarding Alexander Travis. Reverend Travis was the uncle of William Barrett Travis, a former Conecuh County resident who died in 1836 while commanding the ill-fated Alamo.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Alexander Travis. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
View of marker looking east on Rural Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
3. View of marker looking east on Rural Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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