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Needmore 1873 - Alexander City, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 32° 57.104 W 085° 56.825
16S E 598414 N 3646427
Quick Description: The Needmore area was settled in the 1870s when people relocated from thw Youngsville area.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2016 4:07:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ9GH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Needmore 1873 historical marker is a standard Alabama Historical Association metal marker with the Alabama flag in an oval at the top. It is located in front of Great Bethel Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. The marker was place by the Alabama Historical Association.
Marker Name: Needmore 1873

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Freedmen moving to the new market town of Youngsville in the early 1870s occupied homes along a street they called Needmore Street. They relocated their house of worship from near the present junction of South Central Avenue and Cherokee Road to the Needmore neighborhood where Methodists and Baptists shared a building. Missionaries from the Methodist Episcopal Church formed a congregation in Alexander City and, in 1873, Bishop Gilbert Haven appointed Rev. George Scott pastor of the new church. In 1876 the church became a charter member of the Central Alabama Conference. In 1895 the Bethel Baptist Church congregation constructed a separate house of worship. Great Bethel Baptist Church attained distinction in the 20th century for its religious and social outreach programs under the leadership of its pastor of 45 years, Rev. Milton Nunn.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2002

Marker Number: None

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