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Little Oak in Pike County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Little Oak United Methodist Church

(Originally Bethel)

 
 
Little Oak United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
1. Little Oak United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This church was the outgrowth of a meeting held on December 25, 1829 by Rev. M. Snider and John Carnally 7½ mi. S.W. of Troy. Approximately fourteen members and a Rev. Sayles formally organized the church in the Fall of 1830. It was known as Bethel Methodist Church until some time after 1908 when its name changed to Little Oak.

Five houses of worship have served the congregation. The present building, the third built on this site since 1848, is a fine example of turn-of-the-century church architecture. It was dedicated March 29, 1908 by Rev. O. S. Welsh, aided by S. R. Pelley, H. C. Threadgill, W. S. Price, C. L. McCartha and W. Bancroft, pastor.
 
Erected 1985 by The Memorial Association and the Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 31° 43.901′ N, 86° 3.249′ W. Marker is in Little Oak, Alabama, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Road 2222 and Little Oak Road (County Road 2238), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The church and marker are located on a dirt road about 100 yards off Little Oak Road. Marker is in this post office area: Troy AL 36079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allred House & Cemetery
Little Oak United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
2. Little Oak United Methodist Church and Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Goshen Substation (approx. 4 miles away); Elam Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Rodgers School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Three Notch Road (approx. 7.1 miles away); Pike County WWI Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. From Troy follow County Road 21 south to Little Oak Road (Pike County Road 2238) Turn right and follow the signs to Little Oak United Methodist Church.
 
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Little Oak United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
3. Little Oak United Methodist Church
Little Oak United Methodist Church Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
4. Little Oak United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Little Oak United Methodist Church Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
5. Little Oak United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Picture of the second building erected on this site. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
6. Picture of the second building erected on this site.
Built in 1872, used for 36 before being torn down for the construction of the present building.
Side View Of The Little Oak United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
7. Side View Of The Little Oak United Methodist Church
One of the Stain Glass Windows In Little Oak United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
8. One of the Stain Glass Windows In Little Oak United Methodist Church
 
 
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