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Fitzpatrick in Bullock County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church

(Church of the Seven Sisters)

 

1858

 
Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 29, 2013
1. Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Lacking an established church nearby, pioneer families of the Fitzpatrick community into the mid-19th century took turns hosting worship services in their homes on Sunday mornings. "The Church of the Seven Sisters" was established in 1858 by seven women of the community - Mrs. Phillips Bernard Baldwin (Martha Ann Thompson), Mrs. David Graves Fitzpatrick (Sara Ann Hooks), Mrs. John Campbell (Catherine Celia Hooks) Mrs. William Cicero Hufham (Nancy Henry Gholston), Mrs. Gordon Sanford Bunkley (Lucinda Morris Keene), Mrs. John William Templeton Reid (Celia Julia Fitzpatrick) and Mrs. Robert F. Ligon. Three of the "sisters" were Methodist, two were Baptist, one was Presbyterian, and one an Episcopalian, so it was founded as a Methodist Church. Albert G. Wray deeded one-and-one-half acres for the original building for one dollar. After the Montgomery and Eufaula railroad was built through Fitzpatrick in the 1870s, the church building was moved here from its nearby site. Placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, 1978.
 
Erected 2001 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 13.077′ N, 85° 53.322′ W. Marker is in Fitzpatrick, Alabama, in Bullock County. Marker is on Fitzpatrick Road half a
Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 29, 2013
2. Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church Marker
mile north of Alabama Route 110, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Fitzpatrick Rd is also known as Bullock County Rd 7. Marker is in this post office area: Fitzpatrick AL 36029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brewer Memorial Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Jonesville Community (approx. 9.4 miles away); Mt. Hilliard Methodist Church (approx. 10.9 miles away); Indian Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 11 miles away); Bullock County Courthouse Historic District (approx. 11.3 miles away); Log Cabin Museum/Old City Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away); Union Springs, Alabama (approx. 11.3 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church/Red Door Theater (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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