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Piedmont in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Piedmont First United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
1. Piedmont First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Beginning as a Methodist mission in the 1850's, the Piedmont First United Methodist Church was organized in 1867 as the Cross Plains Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by Wilson Johnson and a small band of local Methodists. In 1868 a small church was built on North Church Street. Neill Ferguson, W. P. Harbor, and Wilson Johnson were trustees. The Rev. Theophilus Moody was appointed the pastor in 1868. In 1898 a more commodious church was erected on the same site, and the Rev. I. Q. Melton was the pastor.

The present sanctuary was built in 1916, the Rev. William Raines Battles serving as pastor. The T. Ben Kerr Memorial Building was added in 1950-51 and the J. Clifton Draper Memorial Building in 1968.

This marker was erected on September 18, 1988, In memory of those who founded the Cross Plains Methodist Church, South, and in Tribute to those who have sustained its mission.
 
Erected 1988.
 
Location. 33° 55.524′ N, 85° 36.807′ W. Marker is in Piedmont, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Alabama Street on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Main Street, Piedmont AL 36272, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Piedmont First United Methodist Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
2. Piedmont First United Methodist Church & Marker
markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cross Plains - Piedmont (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Magnolias" (approx. 11.2 miles away); Thomas A. Walker (approx. 11.2 miles away); Joseph William Burke (approx. 11.2 miles away); Jacksonville State University (approx. 11.2 miles away); Presidents of Jacksonville State (approx. 11.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Piedmont.
 
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