Historic Markers Across Alabama

Canaan Baptist Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Morgan Rd, Bessemer, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 20.469    W 086° 55.522
  33.34115    -86.92536666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDPJB


Canaan Baptist Church
Jefferson County's Oldest Baptist Church

Organized September 5, 1818 in home of Isaac Brown 3 miles west of Elyton. Met in homes and schoolhouse near Old Jonesboro until 1824. First building erected on site now the 14th Street entrance to Cedar Hill cemetery. Canaan Association (now Birmingham Baptist Association) was organized there in 1833. Hosea Holcombe, pioneer preacher and historian was pastor 1822-41. The congregation has worshipped at this present location since 1856.

Erected 1968 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of Canaan Baptist Church