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First Presbyterian Church — (1818) - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 48.119 W 087° 40.448
16S E 438335 N 3851291
Quick Description: This marker for the First Presbyterian Church is located near the church on E. Mobile St. just from Wood Ave., Florence, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 10:36:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMHGN3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:




First Presbyterian Church
(1818)


The Presbyterians organized the first church in Florence and purchased this property from the Cypress Land Company in 1818. A sanctuary was erected here in 1824. James L. Sloss, an early Alabama Territory missionary, was installed as the church's first permanent pastor in 1830. Although the church buildings have undergone several major expansions and renovations, the present sanctuary occupies the site of the 1824 building~ the "mother church" of Florence. The congregation in 1968 decided to remain an urban church and to continue its historical presence in the heart of Florence.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.


More information:
Wikipedia: First Presbyterian Church
Marker Name: First Presbyterian Church — (1818)

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
This is still an active church, their web site is: http://www.fpcflorence.org/index.html


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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