The Alabama Baptist - Marion, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 37.730 W 087° 18.983
16S E 470321 N 3610184
Quick Description: History of the building used for the newspaper, "The Alabama Baptist" in Marion, AL.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2013 6:11:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMJEY0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:

The first issue of The Alabama Baptist was published in Marion, Alabama. General Edwin D. King, a Judson trustee, offered his office for use in printing and distributing the paper from 1843-1852. The building was owned by Milo P. Jewett, president of Judson College. The paper returned to Marion from 1873-1877.

Since 1919, The Alabama Baptist has been published in Birmingham as an entity of the Alabama Baptist Convention.

The original office of The Alabama Baptist, located across from Siloam Baptist Church, was moved to the Judson campus in 1997 and restored.
Marker Name: The Alabama Baptist

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Association.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1998

Marker Number: Not Listed

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