Alabama Baptist Children's Home Site

Alabama Baptist Children's Home Site (HM1JGS)

Location: Evergreen, AL 36401 Conecuh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 25.998', W 86° 56.612'

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The Louise Short Baptist Widows' and Orphans' Home, consisting of a 10-room brick residence and related buildings on 80 acres of land fronted on Main Street, Evergreen, for more than ¼ mile.
It was established by the Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1891 and was chartered by the Legislature of Alabama in the same year.
The idea had been approved by the Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1863 as a haven for children of soldiers killed in the War Between the States.
The Home opened on March 8, 1863, with the Reverend John W. Stewart as the first superintendent. For 30 years it served on this site.
On June 14, 1923, it was removed to Troy, Alabama, and in 1938 was renamed The Alabama Baptist Childrens' Home.
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 505366 N 3477625
Decimal Degrees31.43330000, -86.94353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.998', W 86° 56.612'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 59.88" N, 86° 56' 36.72" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Main St, Evergreen AL 36401, US
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