Siloam Baptist Church

Siloam Baptist Church (HM1BU6)

Location: Marion, AL 36756 Perry County
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N 32° 37.852', W 87° 19.15'

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Founded 1822

Siloam was Alabama's most influential & important Baptist congregation & one of the strongest denominational centers in the South during the mid-19th century. The pastor & laymen were leaders in the organization of The Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1823, the founding of Judson College in 1838 & Howard College in 1841, & The Alabama Baptist state paper, which was begun here in 1843. The Alabama Resolutions, which greatly influenced the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention were passed at Siloam in 1844 & the Home Mission Board of the SBC was founded here in 1845 where its offices remained until 1882. During the mid-19th century the Alabama Baptist Convention met at Siloam every other year.

The original portion of the church, a good example of temple form Greek Revival architecture, was built 1848-49 & is the third building occupied by the congregation.
National Register of Historic Places 12-27-82
HM NumberHM1BU6
Year Placed1986
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission and the Congregation
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 470061 N 3610410
Decimal Degrees32.63086667, -87.31916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 37.852', W 87° 19.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 37' 51.12" N, 87° 19' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 State Rte 286, Marion AL 36756, US
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