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The marker reads: "LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH -- On April 15, 1867, Major Lewis Starke deeded these two acres to four of his ex-slaves and their heirs as trustees for this church: Nimrod Lovett, Stamford Starlin (now Sterling), Narcis Elwa, and Benjamin Franklin. In this cemetery is buried Russell Dick whose mother, Lucy, came into Mobile on the last voyage of the slave ship Clothilde. He is remembered as an outstanding and industrious citizen who acquired much land in the area and once owned all the downtown of Daphne." Top of the sign: American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976 star logo.

Latitude, Longitude

30 deg 36' 17.33", 87 deg 54' 9.48"

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Daphne; (Ala.); Historic markers -- Alabama -- Baldwin County; Little Bethel Baptist Church (Daphne; Ala.); Freedmen – Alabama – Baldwin County; Images


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