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Valley Grande in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Childers Chapel

 
 
Childers Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Childers Chapel Marker
Inscription. Established circa 1819 as Childers Meeting House on land given by George Childers. Patent for the land was issued to George Childers March 16, 1819. This Methodist Church was later known as Childers Chapel. Church burned in 1842. Congregation rebuilt the church in Valley Creek (Summerfield), construction beginning October 23, 1844. New church was dedicated October 5, 1845. This site has continued as the burying ground for the Summerfield Methodist Church congregation and the early families of the Summerfield Community. The Church was originally a part of the Cahawba Circuit and was placed in the Montgomery District in 1837/38.
 
Erected 1989 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 29.198′ N, 87° 3.057′ W. Marker is in Valley Grande, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on County Road 37 north of County Road 65, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6684 County Road 37, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Summerfield Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Valley Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); British West Florida, 1764-83
Childers Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Childers Chapel Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Union Troops Charge (approx. 4 miles away); Redoubt No. 15 (approx. 4.2 miles away); R.B. Hudson High School (approx. 4.6 miles away); Defense of Selma Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
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Childers Chapel Marker and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Childers Chapel Marker and Cemetery
Childers Chapel Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Childers Chapel Cemetery
Summerfield Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
5. Summerfield Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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