Submitted by William R. “Bill” Peacock
Chipola Primitive Baptist Church was founded in 1870 by Tyus Lundy Hansford, a doctor and minister. The church is the oldest one in Altha and one of the oldest in Calhoun county. It is located on the west side of Highway 71 in Altha. Doctor/Minister Hansford contracted with Daniel I. Richards to build the church in 1873. He also built the pulpit at the same time. The pulpit along with some of the original pews and the communion table are still in the church today.
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