Historic Markers Across Alabama

Hosea Holcombe 1780-1841

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 14th Street South (State Highway 150) south of Fairfax Avenue, Bessemer, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 23.412    W 086° 56.808
  33.3902    -86.9468
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDPJA


Hosea Holcombe
— "Alabama's first church historian" —

In 1840 he published his study,
History of Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Alabama.
Also an evangelist and missionary.

In 1818 moved to Alabama from Carolinas, organizing five churches in vicinity.President of Alabama Baptist Convention 1833-38, he was delegated to write church history.

Lack of cooperation led him to travel over state to get material for book. He died at Jonesboro home in 1841. Buried in Sadler Cemetery 1 mile south.

Erected 1964 by Alabama Historical Association

End of Hosea Holcombe 1780-1841