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Canaan Baptist Church - Bessemer, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 20.481 W 086° 55.533
16S E 506927 N 3689132
Quick Description: Canaan Baptist Church Historical Marker, Bessemer, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2012 6:53:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMDPJB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Organized in 1818, Canaan Baptist Church is Jefferson County's oldest Baptist Church. The marker is located at the church cemetery on Morgan Road (CR 52, SR 150). The marker was placed by the Alabama Historical Association.
Marker Name: Canaan Baptist Church

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Jefferson County’s Oldest Baptist Church Organized September 2, 1818 in the home of Isaac Brown 3 miles west of Elyton. Met in homes and schoolhouse near Old Jonesboro until 1824. First building erected on this site now the entrance to Cedar Hill Cemetery. Canaan Association (now Birmingham Baptist Association) was organized there in 1833. Hosea Holcombe, pioneer preacher and historian was pastor 1822-41. The congregation has worshipped at this present location since 1856.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1968

Marker Number: None

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