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Barlow Bend in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

French's Chapel

 
 
French's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
1. French's Chapel Marker
Inscription.
First church building of record in Clarke County.
Erected here in 1810 by John French of Virginia,
who organized Methodist congregation here 1811.
Combined with Gainestown Church 1897.

 
Erected by Clarke County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 27.381′ N, 87° 38.189′ W. Marker is in Barlow Bend, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is on Barlow Bend Road 0.2 miles north of Madison Road (Route 33), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Barlow Bend Road, Gainestown AL 36540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Canoe Fight (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gainestown (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Madison-Creek War 1812-13 (approx. 6.7 miles away); William B. Travis House C. 1820 (approx. 9.2 miles away); Masonic Lodge No. 3 (approx. 9.2 miles away); John Murphy (approx. 9.2 miles away); Perdue Hill Industrial School (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fort Claiborne (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Regarding French's Chapel. Until the Civil War, the settlement near the church was also known as French's Chapel.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
French's Chapel Marker and cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
2. French's Chapel Marker and cemetery.
French's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
3. French's Chapel Marker
Probable location of French's Chapel between fenced graveyards. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
4. Probable location of French's Chapel between fenced graveyards.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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