Historic Markers Across Georgia

Rev. Thomas Milton Allen

Marker ID: CMar 
Location: Old Marietta City Cemetery
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.712    W 084° 32.864
  33.9452    -84.54773
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM22BZ
Rev. Thomas Milton Allen Marker  


Prominent minister who was born a slave 1833. He was a charter member of Zion Baptist at its founding in 1866 and its second pastor (1869-1885). In 1885 he organized Cole St. & later Pleasant Grove and Whitlock Avenue Baptist Churches. In 1890 formed first Asso. for black churches. (As a slave named "Allen" was baptized in 1858.)

[The unnumbered and undated marker has the seal of the city of Marietta at the top]

Rev. Thomas Milton Allen
Photo by David Seibert


More information:
Wikipedia - Slavery
Allince87 - Modern Slavery
Wikipedia - Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
Wikipedia - Emancipation Proclamation
Wikipedia - Thirteenth Amendment