Historic Markers Across Alabama

Boyhood Home of Rev, Bob Jones

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: in the median of US Highway 84 on the western edge of Dothan, AL
County: Houston
Coordinates: N 31° 14.405    W 085° 29.601
  31.24008333    -85.49335
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMR1F2


Near this spot was the boyhood home of Reverend Bob Jones, (1884-1968), D.D., L.L.D., internationally known evangelist and founder of Bob Jones University. The eleventh child of W. Alexander and Georgia Creel Jones, he was three months old when the family moved to Brannon Stand in 1884, where he lived until his father's death in 1900. Four years after his conversion at the age of eleven, Bob Jones held his first revival under a brush arbor two miles from here.

The only structure remaining today from his boyhood home is the brick water well, located on Edinburgh Way just inside the Highland Oaks Golf Course entrance.

End of Boyhood Home of Rev, Bob Jones