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Independence Baptist

Independence Baptist
Independence Baptist

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a.k.a. Second Baptist Church (Independence)

a.k.a. Missionary Baptist Church (colored)

2301 W Virginia St, originally 1201 W Virginia St
Evansville, IN

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1867 founded in small church
1883 New church built
1955 Present church erected


Northwest corner of Virginia St and Twelfth Ave
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.982625
Longitude: -87.599064
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Independence Baptist was founded in 1867/1870, as the Second Baptist Church of Independence, IN when the area was still a separate city from Evansville. near sunnyside mine independence missionary baptist

In 1883, a new church replaced the small frame building on the site.

colored baptist church (negro) not labelled as church on 1888 map 125 Independence Bapt Ch * Baptist 1201 & 1203 W. Virginia Street 1892 - 1910 84 Free Will Baptist Church* Baptist NW Corner 8th (virginia) & 12 Avenue 1872 - 1873 Virginia 88 General Baptist Church Baptist NW Corner 8th (virginia) & 12th Avenue 1874 - 1875 Virginia 90 General Baptist Church Baptist NW Corner 8th (virginia) & 12th Avenue 1886 - 1891 Virginia 154 Missionary Church * Baptist NW corner of Virginia ST & 12th Avenue 1876 - 1891 Virginia independence missionary bapt missionary baptist church (colored) cornerstone says founded 1884 planned new building 1910

addition cornerstone laid cornerstone jan 1914 (possibly IGB)

Rebuilt 1955 a cluster of black population W Virginia between 11th and st joe writeup 8/13/67 land purchased 1867 second baptist church c1953 discovered that it was independence and adopted new name

See also Churches / Religion Independence district

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