Founded 1822Siloam 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.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Commission and the Congregation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 470061 N 3610410|
|Decimal Degrees||32.63086667, -87.31916667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 37.852', W 87° 19.15'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 37' 51.12" N, 87° 19' 9.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-598 State Rte 286, Marion AL 36756, US|
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