Churches for history lovers to visit in Huntsville

History lovers and historians visiting the state of Alabama should take a visit to Huntsville, because there are several historical churches that can be visited. The website called “Huntsville PR” gives a list of churches that have a long history since their existence. However, you should further check the websites of the individual churches for further information on their individual histories.

The first historical church is called Church of the Nativity or the Episcopal Church of the Nativity. This is considered to be one of the last surviving houses of worship designed by architect Frank Wills. Wills was an important figure in regards to Gothic Revival churches across North America. Due to the history of this church, it should be a first stop for most historians.

The second historical church is called the Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In its early history, the Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church was established as the first black Cumberland Presbyterian Church back in 1874. It is considered one of the first black churches in Huntsville, Alabama. Enthusiasts and historians focused on black history in America should visit the Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The third historical church is called the First Baptist Church of Huntsville. Its history predates the history of Huntsville after its establishment. Before Huntsville came to be, the community of settlers was known as Twickenham. However, it was made into Huntsville in relation to John Hunt.

The fourth historical church is called the First Missionary Baptist Church. This church came to be in 1880 by Christians from Aberdeen, Mississippi that settled in Huntsville. First, the church made home at an old house. As the years passed by, it would become a very important community anchor. One could call First Missionary Baptist Church one of the first historically black churches in the history of Alabama, let alone in Huntsville.

The fifth historical church is called the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church which came to be a few years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law. During its establishment, the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church was known as the African Baptist Church. This is one of the historical black churches that can be found in Huntsville.

The sixth historical church is called the Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church, which is another historical black church in Huntsville. This church was organized and established under the leadership of Elder William Harris back in 1820. During that time, many blacks were put into slavery. This is the first church in Alabama to be organized by black slaves.

The seventh historical church is called the Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church. This church was established in 1911. This is another one of Alabama’s historically black churches. At first, services were held by Reverend David Crutcher at his home.

These are the notable historical churches in Huntsville. There is the recently established Huntsville Islamic Center, which in its own right is historical due to being a stronghold for the Muslim community in Alabama, let alone in Huntsville. For those into history and/or African-American history, these are churches worth checking out.