Historic Markers Across Alabama

Ebenezer Baptist Church Baptist Hill / East Thach Avenue

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: at the Church on East Thach Avenue, Auburn, Alabama.
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 32° 36.248    W 085° 28.405
  32.60413333    -85.47341666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Side 1:
This simple frame structure was built by newly freed black men and women before 1870. The property on which the building stands was given to a member of the Ebenezer congregation in 1865, the year the War Between the States ended, by a white landowner, Lonnie Payne. The church is built of hand hewn logs, felled on the Frazer plantation, northeast of Auburn, and were hauled by mule to this site. Members of the congregation constructed the building. The Church and its early leaders figured prominently in Alabama's black Baptist history. The church congregation held its services here until 1969.

Pastors serving church at this site: Reverend Tom Glynn Reverend Ishman Pollard Reverend I. T. Simpson Reverend C. J. Davis Reverend H. E. Jones Reverend Saunders Reverend O.D. Slaughter Reverend J. M. Alexander Reverend G. R. Young, Jr.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1978

End of Ebenezer Baptist Church Baptist Hill / East Thach Avenue