(Circa 1840-1895)About 1849, African-Americans began holding religious services in a brick cow shed overlooking the town spring near the site. It was purchased in 1857 by the local Methodists for this congregation, with Robin Lightfoot, a slave as its pastor. In 1879, it was organized as St. Paul's African-American Methodist Episcopal Church. Children of slaves and freemen were taught here in early years. In 1866, the Freedmen's Bureau established a school for the children of African-Americans, probably at this location.
|Placed By||Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 438344 N 3850581|
|Decimal Degrees||34.79558333, -87.67398333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 47.735', W 87° 40.439'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 47' 44.10" N, 87° 40' 26.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 217 Veterans Dr, Florence AL 35630, US|
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