Jefferson Baptist Church in Marengo County, AL (built ca. 1860; listed on the NRHP)

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This church is located in the community of Jefferson in Marengo County. The church was established as Mt. Pleasant Baptist in 1820 and is among the oldest in the Demopolis area. The present church building was built around 1860. Buried in the church’s cemetery are John Gilmore, Reuben Hildreth and John Sample – Revolutionary War veterans who founded Jefferson and helped establish this church.

The Jefferson Baptist Church is a contributing property to the Jefferson Historic District that listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This church is located beside Hwy 28 at Jefferson (GPS coordinates 32.386428, -87.896203).

Sources: 1) Jefferson Baptist Church Historical Marker (located at church); 2) NRHP “Jefferson Historic District” Nomination Form.

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