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Elba in Coffee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church

Earliest Church in Elba

 
 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 1, 2012
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. A congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South existed in Elba even before Rev. Robert Shaw Rabb was assigned as the first minister to the Elba Circuit on December 15, 1853. This site was purchased in 1909 and the Church officially opened on February 12, 1911. Large panels of stained glass windows are a memorial to Confederate soldiers from Coffee County. The historic Church bell was cast on February 21, 1908 in Hillsboro, Ohio.
 
Erected 2007 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 24.819′ N, 86° 4.036′ W. Marker is in Elba, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is on Davis Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elba AL 36323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Court Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Folsom Birthplace (about 500 feet away); Folsom Estate (about 500 feet away); City of Elba (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Curtis School (approx. 5.4 miles away); Arwood School Site (approx. 6.4 miles away); Wellborn (approx. 7.5 miles away); Clintonville Academy (approx. 10.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elba.
 
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First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 1, 2012
2. First United Methodist Church Marker
 
 
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