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Tuscaloosa History Mysteries
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Collection: Churches and Religious Activities
Hunter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1105 22nd Avenue
Hunter's Chapel AME Zion Church was organized in 1866, the first black Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa. Its first house of worship was a rented building that stood where Bryant-Denny Stadium now stands. The first structure built by the church was…
Saint Peter A.M.E. Zion Church, 3033 26th Street, Tuscaloosa
Saint Peter A.M.E. Zion Church was the Tuscaloosa News Feature Church on September 4, 1970.
"The Saint Peter A.M.E. Zion Church was organized July 2, 1952 at the C.S.& B. Hall on 32nd Avenue and 18th Street under the leadership of Reverend Pete S.…
First Assembly of God, 3801 Skyland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa
First Assembly of God was the Tuscaloosa News Feature Church on October 30, 1970.
"The First Assembly of God is one of the 5,619 Assembly of God churches in the United States. Though this is the only church of this faith in Tuscaloosa County,…
Alberta Baptist Church, 2210 University Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa
Alberta Baptist Church was featured as the Feature Church in the Tuscaloosa News on September 26, 1969. The minister at this time was Dr. Thomas E. Halsell.
" The Alberta Baptist Church was organized in March, 1921 with eleven charter members.…
Bethel Baptist Church, 3003 25th Street, Tuscaloosa
Bethel Baptist Church was featured as the Tuscaloosa News Feature Church on April 24, 1970.
"Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1881, with the Reverend Delaware Jackson, a local citizen of Tuscaloosa, as the organizer and first…
Big Sandy Baptist Church, 14611 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa
Big Sandy Baptist Church was the Tuscaloosa News Feature Church on September 25, 1970.
"Big Sandy Baptist Church is located on the Old Highway 69, 10 miles south of Tuscaloosa. The Church was founded prior to 1857, for at that time it was accepted…
Calvary Baptist Church, 1121 10th Street, Tuscaloosa
Calvary Baptist Church was the Tuscaloosa News Feature Church on September 19, 1969.
"Calvary Baptist Church began in 1910. The first house of worship was built by Mr. F.W. Monnish as a memorial to his son, Sage. The church was called Sage Monnish…
Compton Award, Calvary Baptist Church, 1975
Robert Fraley is presented the Compton Award by Calvary Baptist Church.
Left is Paul F. Dietzel; Robert Fraley; and Alabama Coach Paul W. Bryant. The person on the right is unidentified.
The Charlie Compton Award was presented annually to a…
Circlewood Baptist Church, 2201 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa
Circlewood Baptist Church was the Tuscaloosa News Feature Church on July 24, 1970.
"In January, 1947, a group of men from the First Baptist Church met and formed a Brotherhood. At one of the first meetings, a suggestion was made that a mission was…
Coker Baptist Church, 14608 Romulus Road, Coker
Coker Baptist Church was featured as the Tuscaloosa News Feature Church on June 5,1970. John Atkins was pastor at this time.
"On July 22, 1820, Rev. Daniel Brown, from Ebenezer Baptist Church (now Tuscaloosa First Baptist Church) and Rev. Thomas…