First Baptist Church of Ashland

First Baptist Church of Ashland (HM1SJI)

Location: Ashland, AL 36251 Clay County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 16.496', W 85° 49.679'

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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.

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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.
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe First Baptist Church of Ashland congregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.27493333, -85.82798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 16.496', W 85° 49.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 16' 29.76" N, 85° 49' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 83644-83732 AL-9, Ashland AL 36251, US
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