Historic Markers Across Alabama



First Presbyterian Church, Demopolis, Alabama



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of East Capitol Street and North Strawberry Avenue, Demopolis, Alabama
County: Marengo
Coordinates: N 32° 31.104    W 087° 50.173
  32.5184    -87.83621666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5YEQ
 



Text:

Side 1:
Organized by nine members of Tuscaloosa Presbytery on November 1, 1839, the Rev. Issac Hadden officiating. Erected brick building, still standing, on northeast corner of Public Square in 1843.

Sold to Marengo County on 1869 for use as a courthouse. Wooden church dedicated December 5, 1869. On present site donated by Dr. Cincinnatus Ashe. Major remolding, 1905, steeple modification, 1936. Eastside addition, 1953, northside addition 1989.


Side 2:
Charter members 1839: John B. Cook (first elder)

Mary S. Cook, Elmira Gaither, Eleanor L. Lucy, Mariah S. Tillinghast, Benajah P. Whitlow,

Eliza A. Whitlow, Ira Patterson, Sarah Young.

First pastor (1846-53): The Rev. William Flinn


Erected 1990 by Alabama Historical Association







End of First Presbyterian Church, Demopolis, Alabama