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Daphne in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daphne United Methodist Church

 
 
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1. Daphne United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This church and cemetery have been in continuous service by the citizens of this area since the 1840's. Originally named "Methodist Episcopal Church South."

Land donated by William L. Howard. Building built by L. E. Edmondson and a Creole helper, Isaac Alexander, who hand made the pegs used in the framework. Oldest marked grave is 1847. Building still houses the slave gallery, silver- dollar lined bell, original pews and the original chandelier converted to electricity. Many generations have knelt in prayer here.
 
Location. 30° 22.034′ N, 87° 32.686′ W. Marker is in Daphne, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1515 6th Avenue, Daphne, AL 36526, Daphne AL 36526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Josephine (approx. 2.8 miles away); Orange Beach Community Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Orange Beach, Alabama (approx. 5.5 miles away); City of Foley (approx. 8.7 miles away); City of Foley Camellia Walk (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cobb's Light (approx. 8.7 miles away); Gulf Shores Community (approx. 12 miles away); Vicinity of Salt Works and Camp Anderson (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
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By James Edward Edmundson, March 12, 2010
2. Daphne United Methodist Church Marker
This cemetery is located on Old County Road between Villa Drive (entrance to Mercy Medical Center) and Sandpiper Lane; From U. S. 98; turn west on Santa Rosa Avenue (between Daphne Elementary & Daphne UMC Church) for 1/4 mile; then left on Old County Road for 1/10 mile. The cemetery is on the west side of the road. The cemetery is owned and maintained by the Daphne Baptist Church Cemetery Association, Inc., P. O. Box 160, Daphne, AL 36526. The Daphne Baptist Church is located at 1515 6th Avenue, Daphne, AL 36526, tel. 251-626-2215. Daphne Baptist Church Cemetery Daphne, Baldwin County, Alabama
T5S- R2E-41 30.36724 North 87.54476 West Historical Atlas No. 2-372

The cemetery consists of 8.53 acres enclosed in a chain link fence with a wrought iron gate. Surveyed by Marjorie Ard & Patricia Dunbar in 1982.

Resurveyed and photographed by Jan Allison on August 4 & 11, 2005.
 
Regarding Daphne United Methodist Church. National Register of Historic Places, Methodist Episcopal Church, South ** (added 1980 - - #80000679) Also known as Old Daphne Methodist Church Baldwin County - 1608 Old County Rd. , Daphne (12 acres, 1 building) Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering Architect, builder, or engineer: Alexander, Isaac, Edmondson, Larkin E. Architectural Style: Greek Revival Area of Significance: Architecture Period of
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By James Edward Edmundson, March 12, 2010
3. Daphne United Methodist Church Marker
Significance: 1850-1874 Owner: Private Historic Function: Religion Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure Current Function:Vacant/NotInUse; http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/AL/Baldwin/vacant.html.
 
Additional keywords. Edmondson, Baptist, cemetery, slave
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
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By James Edward Edmundson
4. Daphne United Methodist Church
 
 
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