Historic Markers Across Alabama

Siloam Baptist Church

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: 505 Washington Street, Marion, AL
County: Perry
Coordinates: N 32° 37.852    W 087° 19.150
  32.63086666    -87.31916666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJEY6


Siloam was Alabama's most influential & important Baptist congregation & one of the strongest denominational centers in the South during the mid-19th century. The pastor & laymen were leaders in the organization of The Baptist State Convention in 1823, the founding of Judson College in 1838 & Howard College in 1841, & The Alabama Baptist state paper, which was begun here in 1843. The Alabama Resolutions, which greatly influenced the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention were passed at Siloam in 1844 & the Home Mission Board of the SBC was founded here in 1845 where its offices remained until 1882. During the mid-19th century the Alabama Baptist Convention met at Siloam every other year.

The original portion of the church, a good example of temple form Greek Revival architecture, was built 1848-49 & is the third building occupied by the congregation. National Register of Historic Places 12-27-82.

Erected 1986 by the Congregation

End of Siloam Baptist Church