|333 Alabama Highway 223 |
Postal Code: 36005
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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is located on the west side of Highway 223 near Banks, Pike County, Alabama. The church is located approximately .6 mile north of the intersection of Highways 29 and 223.
This church was organized in 1884 according to the church cornerstone, and the building was rebuilt in 1973. The Antioch School was located across the road from the church and cemetery. The school was still open in 1947, but it not known the year that it closed. The school building was destroyed by a brush fire that originated at the railroad, and the fire was finally stopped about 1/2 further north of the church and school. The cemetery is located on the right side side of the church, and there are numerous unmarked graves, many of which appear to be in family groupings.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church has faithfully served the African American Community as well as the entire county for many years.