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Hosea Holcomb - Bessemer, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 23.417 W 086° 56.806
16S E 504950 N 3694556
Quick Description: Hosea Holcomb Historical Marker, Bessemer, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2012 6:40:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMDPJA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Hosea Holcomb was a pioneer evangelist and, in today's terminology, a church planter. The marker is located at the intersection of Club HousePlace and 14th Street South. The marker was placed by the Alabama Historical Association.
Marker Name: Hosea Holcomb

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
1780-1841 “Alabama’s first church historian” In 1840 he published his study, “History of Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Alabama”. Also an evangelist and missionary. In 1818 moved to Alabama from Carolinas, organized five churches in vicinity. President of Alabama Baptist Convention 1833-38, he was delegated to write church history. Lack of cooperation led him to travel over state to get material for book. He died at Jonesboro home in 1841, buried in Sadler Cemetery 1 mile south.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1964

Marker Number: None

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