Siloam Baptist Church

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Siloam Baptist Church
Siloam Baptist in Marion Alabama.jpg
Siloam Baptist in July 2009
Siloam Baptist Church is located in Alabama
Siloam Baptist Church
Siloam Baptist Church is located in the US
Siloam Baptist Church
Location 503 Washington St., Marion, Alabama
Coordinates 32°37′51″N 87°19′10″W / 32.63083°N 87.31944°W / 32.63083; -87.31944Coordinates: 32°37′51″N 87°19′10″W / 32.63083°N 87.31944°W / 32.63083; -87.31944
Area 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built 1848
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 82001615[1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1982

The Siloam Baptist Church congregation was established in 1822. The current brick Greek Revival building was completed in 1848.[1]

It is considered by Baptists in the state as one of the most important mother churches of many Alabama Baptist institutions and churches. Members of this church were instrumental in establishing both Judson College in 1838 and Howard College, now Samford University, in 1841.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Harris, W. Stuart (1991). Heritage of Perry County. Marion, Alabama: Perry County Historical and Preservation Society. pp. 70–92. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Mabel Ponder (1973). Some Early Alabama Churches. Marion, Alabama: Alabama Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. pp. 134–144. ISBN 978-0-88428-029-3.