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Near Logan in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery

 
 
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By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
1. Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Early settlers to Cullman County established Shady Grove Methodist Episcopal Church as a brush arbor in the 1870s on land homesteaded and donated by Richard McCain. Trustees, J. J. McKissack, W. H. Martin, J. C. Vickery, J. W. Kilgo, together with volunteers replaced the brush arbor with a log church that also served as the community school three months of the year. Around 1888, Reverend D. C. Beltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, arrived and drew up the blueprints for a new church. G. W. Kilgo selected a spot for the church and suggested the name Shady Grove. Sammy Leak and other members donated labor toward the construction of the present church building in 1892. Regular services began at Shady Grove in 1893 and continued to about 1920. The cemetery, located across the road from the church, contains hundreds of both marked and unmarked burials. One of the oldest graves with a burial date of 1876 belongs to Susana McCain, mother of the original property owner. An annual memorial service is held the first Sunday in May to honor those early settlers.

The Church and Cemetery were listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on Feb. 25, 1999 and The National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 3, 2002.
 
Erected 2004 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location.
Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
2. Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery Marker
34° 8.5′ N, 87° 2.117′ W. Marker is near Logan, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on County Road 846 north of County Road 844, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Logan AL 35098, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clarkson Covered Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Battle of Hog Mountain (approx. 5.9 miles away); Streight’s Raid (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Streight’s Raid (approx. 6.6 miles away); Nathan, Alabama (approx. 10.1 miles away); Cullman County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - Afghanistan Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
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Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
3. Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery Marker
Shady Grove Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
4. Shady Grove Methodist Church
Shady Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
5. Shady Grove Cemetery
Susana McCain Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
6. Susana McCain Gravesite
Closer view of the Shady Grove Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
7. Closer view of the Shady Grove Methodist Church
Interior view of Shady Grove Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
8. Interior view of Shady Grove Methodist Church
Two seater outhouse behind the church. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
9. Two seater outhouse behind the church.
Time remaines-no additions, electricity,and plumbing. Nestled in the arbor.
Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery Certificate image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 8, 2010
10. Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery Certificate
 
 
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