Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site - Evergreen, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 31° 25.998 W 086° 56.612
16R E 505366 N 3477625
Quick Description: Former location of widows and orphans home located at the intersection of S. Main St and Cemetery Ave in front of the old Evergreen Junior High School gymnasium.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2015 7:42:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMNJ2Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker Text: The Louise Short Baptist Widows’ and Orphans’ Home, consisting of a 10-room brick residence and related buildings on 80 acres of land fronted on Main Street, Evergreen, for more than ¼ mile. It was established by the Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1891 and was chartered by the Legislature of Alabama in the same year. The idea had been approved by the Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1863 as a haven for children of soldiers killed in the War Between the States. The Home opened on March 8, 1863, with the Reverend John W. Stewart as the first superintendent. For 30 years it served on this site. On June 14, 1923, it was removed to Troy, Alabama, and in 1938 was renamed The Alabama Baptist Childrens’ Home.
Marker Name: Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Association. In 1997 the Baptist ministry sold the property in Troy and moved its offices to Birmingham. More info: http://www.alabamachild.org/main/about/history/


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1991

Marker Number: Not Listed

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