Historic Markers Across Alabama



Historic Site of St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Zelda Rd. at Carter Hill Rd., Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 21.148    W 086° 15.834
  32.35246666    -86.2639
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDK56
 



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On this site, the St. James Baptist Church #2, also known as St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church, stood as the oldest Baptist church founded by African Americans in the City of Montgomery. Organized in 1875, the Church occupied two buildings on this property - one was relocated to make way for the railroad in 1908, and the second was relocated in 2004 as part of improvements to adjoining properties. The Church now resides east of Zelda Road on property formerly owned by the Alabama Masonic Lodge. The St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church was originally founded by four members, including James Ashe whose descendants continue to play a role in its congregational affairs







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