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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery

Church Organized 1818:

 

—First Cemetery Burial 1819 —

 
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 26, 2002
1. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Church organized in 1819; First Cemetery Burial in 1819. One of the earliest Methodist Congregations in the area, this church was organized by local preacher, Rev. Alexander Faires, in a log school built in 1816. Land donated in 1818 for church and cemetery by Henry Kirkpatrick. Additional lands donated in 1841 by Hiram and Eva Rhodes, and in 1911 and 1914 by John and Amanda Wesson and L.D. Simmons. First and second structures were destroyed by fires. A frame building was erected in 1885. First service in present sanctuary was February 6, 1966. Cemetery listed on Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
 
Erected by the Florence Historic Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 54.539′ N, 87° 47.285′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on County Road 15. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11025 County Road 15, Florence AL 35633, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Macedonia Church of Christ (approx. 4.6 miles away); Florence, Alabama (approx. 5.6 miles away); Wilson's Headquarters and Camp (approx. 6.8 miles away); State Line
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 26, 2002
2. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker
(approx. 6.9 miles away in Tennessee); John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 7.2 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 7.4 miles away); Tiny Jewels of the Air (approx. 7.5 miles away); Rock Spring (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rev. Richard Faries. Born Jan 9 1773 in SC A.D. 1819 Died marker broken at bottom (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Wesley Cemetery and Church. Additional pictures on this site. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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