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Creation Date

5-24-2014

Description

The marker reads: "COWARTS BAPTIST CHURCH Cowarts Baptist Church was founded in 1885 when dissension arose in the Congregation of Smyrna. Originally located beside the cemetery, the church was destroyed by fire during the 1890s. It was rebuilt and dedicated on this site May 1, 1903 in front of the existing Cowarts School. A cyclone destroyed both the church and school on Friday, January 10, 1918 about 2 p.m. Beginning in March 1918, Cowarts Baptist Church was rebuilt and has remained on the site. ERECTED BY THE ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT AND THE TOWN OF COWARTS MAY 2010" Image of Alabama Great Seal at the top of the sign.

Latitude, Longitude

31 deg 12' 1.56", 85 deg 18' 20.32"

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Historical markers --- Alabama --- Houston County; Cowarts (Ala.); Churches and synagogue

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