The First Baptist Church of Headland Celebrates It’s 150th Anniversary

First Baptist Church Headland

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of The First Baptist Church, Headland, Alabama in 1867. This milestone is being celebrated during the entire year of 2017. A special historical emphasis is being presented each month during the morning worship service. A major recognition of the anniversary is scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd. This special Sunday service…

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A History of Liberty United Methodist Church

Liberty Church is located on Co. Rd. 92, just off 95 N., nine miles North of Abbeville, Alabama in the Screamer Community, NE Henry County. The property on which the church sits was deeded July 30, 1873, to the Trustees, Richard A. Whitehurst, William Fletcher Watford, and Daniel Jordan Peacock by Giles Jefferson (Tup) and Sarah Ann Dixon Peacock…

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Mt. Zion Baptist Church


by Ron Thomas The HCHG dedicated its first historical marker in a ceremony at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Haleburg on July 24, 2004.  Located on Stovall Drive, the historic church was established and the building erected in 1871 by freed slaves.  The church structure stands today in much the same form as when it was build, and many…

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History of New Zion Freewill Baptist Church

1890 – 1998Tumbleton, Alabama by T. Larry Smith Presented today will be short brief synopsis of The History of the New Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Henry County, Alabama.  No church records are available before circa 1922.  Early church information is difficult to obtain and is an on-going process.  Anyone with church information prior to 1922, please share it…

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Newville Baptist Church Memories

By Roberta Whiddon Childs In 1876, a group of people began meeting under a brush arbor in this community. I can just see those people in wagons or walking down dirt roads coming to Sunday meeting.  They did this for five years. Tired of the wet and the cold, the little congregation decided to build a church in 1881….

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New Prospect Free Will Baptist Church


By Linda Sowell The New Prospect Free Will Baptist Church began its existence in 1874 when a traveling preacher named Chesshire rode through and determined that this community south of Texasville was in need of a church.  At the time, the area was thickly populated and the site had a cemetery known as the Cook graveyard which made it…

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Mt. Sinai Baptist Church History

Mt Sinai Baptist Church

By Johnnie M. Anderson Mount Sinai Baptist Church is located about three miles west of Newville, Alabama. The church was organized as a slave congregation in 1659. Up until that time the slaves in that area met with their owners’ families for worship. The first church was a ‘brush arbor’ located somewhere between present-day Concord Church and Kirkland Crossroads…

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Headland Presbyterian Church – Preserved


PRESERVED Constructed in 1908, the Headland Presbyterian Church building was active until 1966.  In 1983, Mr. Sporman Knowles donated the church building to Dothan’s Landmark Park, and the structure was moved to its present location in the Park and restored by citizens of Headland and friends of Landmark Park.  The two-message historical marker is one of two markers chronicling…

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Headland’s Piney Grove Church

Henry County Siftings – Vol. 7, No. 49 By T. Larry Smith The oldest remaining active entity within today’s Headland City Limits is the Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church, located on Broad Street, also known as the Newville highway or County Road 173.  Piney Grove Church was constituted on April 21, 1849.  That was twenty-two years before the town…

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