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Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Erected 1896
 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker
 
Inscription. Erected to the glory of God, the Methodist Church in Abbeville was established circa 1830 as a mission of the Lawrenceville Circuit. The 1850 church was erected north of the present post office on East Washington Street. Present church retains most of its original features including bell and belfry, parquet ceiling and hand finished beams. First Sunday School annex built in 1949 with addition in 1958. Proclaimed Henry County’s number one historical structure in 1973 by Henry County Historical Society.
 
Erected 1979.
 
Location. 31° 34.173′ N, 85° 14.975′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Doswell Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the old church building. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry, The Mother County (about 600 feet away); A County Older Than the State (about 700 feet away); Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (about 800 feet away); The Bethune-Kennedy House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abbeville Southern Railroad/Pelham House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosa Parks Lived Here (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker
 
 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South Building Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
3. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Building
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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