St. John's-In-The-Prairie

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St. John's-In-The-Prairie
St Johns in the Prairie 01.jpg
The church in 2008
St. John's-In-The-Prairie is located in Alabama
St. John's-In-The-Prairie
Location SR 4, Forkland, Alabama
Coordinates 32°38′51″N 87°52′54″W / 32.64750°N 87.88167°W / 32.64750; -87.88167Coordinates: 32°38′51″N 87°52′54″W / 32.64750°N 87.88167°W / 32.64750; -87.88167
Built 1859
Architect Upjohn,Richard
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75000313[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1975

St. John's-In-The-Prairie, now known as St. John's Episcopal Church, is a historic Episcopal church in Forkland, Alabama. The wooden Gothic Revival structure was built in 1859 to the designs of Richard Upjohn.[1] It was originally located south of Greensboro in Alabama's prairie, part of the Black Belt. The congregation was organized in 1834 by Caleb Ives, a pioneer missionary, and was admitted to parish status in 1838. The first rector was the Rev. John Avery. The church building was moved across the Black Warrior River to its present location in 1878.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Early Churches of Greene County". Greene County Historical Society. Retrieved 24 November 2008.