Ashland in Clay County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
First Baptist Church of Ashland
Union Baptist Church. later named the First Baptist Church of Ashland, was founded with 23 charter members in 1865, six years before the town was incorporated. Members met in a log cabin in the southwestern part of Ashland. From 1867-1914 the congregation met in three other structures. In 1914 members dedicated a red brick structure with yellow brick trim and stained glass windows. The building reflected the rapid growth the church experienced during the 20th century. The building served the congregation for over 61 years with the last service being held on October 26, 1975.
On November 23, 1975, a new church building was dedicated. Dedication of a Christian Life Center was held in 1984. During the 1990's the church focused on outreach both locally and beyond. The youth ministry of the church was also enhanced during this period. The year 2000 marked a new century of service by the church and a renewed focus on the spiritual needs of the members of the community.
Location. 33° 16.496′ N, 85° 49.679′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Alabama, in Clay County. Marker is on 1st Avenue (Alabama Route 9) 0.1 miles north of 5th Street East, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 83558 Alabama Highway 9, Ashland AL 36251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clay County / Clay County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clay County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Clay County and the Creek Indian War of 1813-14 / Clay County and the Creek Indian Confederacy (approx. half a mile away); Ashland, Alabama (approx. half a mile away); John Richmond McCain (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lineville Alabama Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); Goldville (approx. 13½ miles away); Battle of Enitachopko (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.