Palmetto Baptist Church/Dr. M.B. Harrison Historical

Palmetto Baptist Church/Dr. M.B. Harrison Historical (HM1WK1)

Location: Palmetto, FL 34221 Manatee County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 30.889', W 82° 34.616'

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Palmetto Baptist Church

The Palmetto Baptist Church was organized on January 5, 1892, and a few months later its first building was erected on this site. The Reverend R.H. Whitehead, under whose leadership the church was constituted, became its first pastor. Dr. M.B. Harrison and W.H. Harrison were elected deacons. They also were named trustees, together with John W. Mitchell, M.C.Davis, and W.M. Rowlett. There were 22 charter members, 18 of who transferred from the Benevolence Baptist Church, then located on Frog Creek several miles north of Ellenton. The original frame structure was replaced by the present brick building in 1926.

Dr. M.B. Harrison

Micajah Berry Harrison (1844-1912) was a native of Greenville County, South Carolina. He served 4 years in Hampton's Cavalry, CSA, and took part in 29 battles. He was a graduate of the South Carolina Medical College. Dr. Harrison moved to Alachua County, Florida, in 1875, to Oak Hill (Parrish) in 1880, and to Palmetto in 1889. He bought the house across the street in 1890, and resided there until his death. He was the first doctor on the north side of the river, the first Worshipful Master of the Palmetto Masonic Lodge, and President of the first Palmetto City Council.
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HM NumberHM1WK1
Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe First Baptist Church of Palmetto in cooperation with Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 344251 N 3044448
Decimal Degrees27.51481667, -82.57693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 30.889', W 82° 34.616'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 30' 53.34" N, 82° 34' 36.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)941
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 424 11th Ave W, Palmetto FL 34221, US
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