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Clayton in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Grace Episcopal Church
 
Grace Episcopal Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
1. Grace Episcopal Church Marker
 
Inscription. This church had its origins in a mission station established by the Rev. J. L. Gay in 1844. On May 10, 1872 the mission was formally accepted in the Diocese of Alabama as Grace Church. Construction of a church building began in 1875 on a lot owned by General Henry Delamar Clayton and his wife Victoria. The Gothic Revival style building was completed on February 26, 1876 at which time the lot was deeded by the Claytons to the Protestant Episcopal Church of the State of Alabama. Bishop Richard J. Wilmer formally consecrated the church on November 14, 1876. The mission and church have been served by the Revs. Thomas J. Bland, DeBerniere Waddell, E. W. Spalding, as well as others.
 
Erected 1995 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Friends of Grace Episcopal Church.
 
Location. 31° 52.629′ N, 85° 26.985′ W. Marker is in Clayton, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on South Midway Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton AL 36016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jere Locke Beasely (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage (about 300 feet away); Barbour County / Early Barbour County Commissioners (about 400 feet away); Octagon House (about 600 feet away); Miller – Martin Townhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Louisville (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clayton.
 
Grace Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
2. Grace Episcopal Church
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 179 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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