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Myrick Chapel with cemetery on far left upper corner and marker. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 25, 2022
Myrick Chapel with cemetery on far left upper corner and marker.
1 Alabama, Autauga County, Marbury — Myrick Chapel CemeteryAutauga County — Established 1870 —
Located on the site of the Old Myrick Plantation, George Myrick established this cemetery. He arrived in Autauga County in 1826 and he built his home just north of this site. The original chapel dates to the 1870s and served as a local school as . . . Map (db m206686) HM
2 Alabama, Autauga County, Mulberry — Ivy Creek Methodist ChurchAutauga County
Constructed in 1854, Ivy Creek Methodist Church originally was part of the Mulberry Beat in Autagua County. The church served the communities of Hamilton, Huckabee (Evergreen), Milton, Statesville-Mulberry, and West Autaugaville. Ivy Creek Methodist . . . Map (db m158666) HM
3 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Daniel Pratt/First United Methodist Church
Side 1 Daniel Pratt Founder of Prattville Daniel Pratt, a native of New Hampshire, became an industrialist, statesman and philanthropist in Alabama. He was a Methodist in both heart and practice. He encourage the development of the . . . Map (db m70813) HM
4 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama / Original Members
Side 1 First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama Organized 1846 by Pastor Wm. H. Mitchell, this congregation succeeded Millenium Hope Presbyterian, 2 mi. E. of town. Pastor Jas. K. Hazen (1861-77) married Mary Ticknor, . . . Map (db m81479) HM
5 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Happy Hollow
Known as Fair Road, Sixth Street from Northington Street to the big curve was called “Happy Hollow”. The road went to the Fair home place but also curved right, into Warren Circle. Here stood a small frame church where the congregation’s . . . Map (db m70800) HM
6 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Indian Springs Post Office • Thomas Hill House • Union Baptist Meeting House
Indian Springs Post Office Location of considerable Community activity in the early nineteenth-century Autauga County Thomas Hill House Site of first Court after Autauga became a County Union Baptist Meeting House 1830s . . . Map (db m70798) HM
7 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Rocky Mount Cemetery
Rocky Mount Cemetery was established on this sacred ground for families who settled Cobb’s Ford and the surrounding area. The oldest marked burials date to the 1890s. Numerous veterans of the Civil War and World Wars I and II are buried here. Rocky . . . Map (db m158661) HM
8 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Saint Mark's was organized in 1859 as a mission of the Diocese of Alabama. Services were first held at the Presbyterian Church and in the old Court House. In December 1876, the congregation purchased an old wooden frame chapel from the Methodists . . . Map (db m70801) HM
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9 Alabama, Autauga County, White City — White City Cemetery
In 1870, Marbury Lumber Company donated land for the White Pond Methodist Church and Cemetery. It is believed that the first burial in the cemetery, marked only by a pile of bricks, took place that same year. The earliest marked grave is of Thomas . . . Map (db m158662) HM
10 Alabama, Baldwin County, Bay Minette — Judge Harry Toulmin(1766 – 1823)
Born and educated in England, Toulmin became a Unitarian Minister and fled persecution in 1793. In the U.S. he served as President of Transylvania University and Secretary of the State of Kentucky. In 1804 Thomas Jefferson appointed him as the first . . . Map (db m100850) HM
11 Alabama, Baldwin County, Daphne — Daphne United Methodist Church
This church and cemetery have been in continuous service by the citizens of this area since the 1840's. Originally named "Methodist Episcopal Church South." Land donated by William L. Howard. Building built by L. E. Edmondson and a Creole helper, . . . Map (db m49260) HM
12 Alabama, Baldwin County, Daphne — Little Bethel Baptist Church:
On April 15, 1867, Major Lewis Starke deeded these two acres to four of his ex-slaves and their heirs as trustees for this church: Nimrod Lovett, Stamford Starlin (now Sterling), Narcis Elwa, and Benjamin Franklin. In this cemetery is buried . . . Map (db m100851) HM
13 Alabama, Baldwin County, Fort Morgan — Noble Leslie DeVotie
First Alabama soldier to lose life in Civil War. DeVotie graduated in 1856 from University of Alabama; Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Princeton in 1859. In 1856 at the University of Alabama, he was chief founder of Sigma Alpha . . . Map (db m4219) HM
14 Alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores — Indian Village Achuse
This Shell Banks Baptist Church rests near the location of the first Indian village in America visited by a white man. This was the Indian village of “Achuse” visited by Admiral Maldonado who was one of De Soto’s officers. He scouted . . . Map (db m66295) HM
15 Alabama, Baldwin County, Stockton — Stockton Presbyterian ChurchOrganized 1847
First known as Baldwin Presbyterian Church, members met in 1847, in Old Union Church near John Gallagher Springs. In 1903, the membership was moved to this site and the name was changed to Stockton Presbyterian Church. In 1956, the membership moved . . . Map (db m66387) HM
16 Alabama, Barbour County, Bakerhill — Freemount Junior High School
Established c 1895, Freemount Junior High School was an important black school in the Eufaula area. It was originally established within the Freemount AME Church which once stood about 300 feet south of this site. The school was later moved to this . . . Map (db m164938) HM
17 Alabama, Barbour County, Batesville — Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse
Side 1 In 1828, Reverend John Wesley Norton left his native South Carolina with his family and a wagon train of followers, crossed into the Creek Indian Nation and just into the edge of what was then Pike County, settling near the . . . Map (db m78123) HM
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18 Alabama, Barbour County, Blue Springs — Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
Organized and constituted April 11, 1835. A committee called brethren John Tew and Solomon Sikes as presbyters. The presbyters, finding the brethren orthodox in faith, constituted a church which they named Bethel. Founders migrated from Pa., N. C.. . . . Map (db m220893) HM
19 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Grace Episcopal Church
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 . . . Map (db m60756) HM
20 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Church founded in 1835 and rebuilt in 1947. Union Baptist Church is the second oldest Baptist church in Barbour County. In memory of Reverend John L. Dowling. Loving husband and father.Map (db m60800) HM
21 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church
Barbour County’s “Little Scotland” In the 1820’s before the Creek Indian Cession, Scot immigrants from Richmond County, North Carolina, settled this area of west Barbour County. Few other regions outside the motherland of . . . Map (db m89605) HM
22 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Dedicated to Memory of African Slaves
To the memory of the African slaves who lived, worked, worshipped and died here at April, 1857. These 23 were baptized members of the Pea River Presbyterian Church Moses · Dilley · Hanner Mary · Calvin · Sarah Henry · Anakey · Hannah . . . Map (db m187391) HM
23 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Pea River Presbyterian Church CemeteryBarbour County
This cemetery is the final resting place for many early pioneers who settled this area of Alabama. More than six generations of families from the surrounding communities including county elected officials, mayors of both Louisville and Clio, . . . Map (db m187390) HM
24 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Eufaula First United Methodist Church
The origins of this church date back to 1834 when Methodists, under the leadership of Jesse Burch and others, met to worship and formed a Sunday School. A frame Greek Revival edifice, at the corner of Livingston and Barbour Streets, was completed in . . . Map (db m75188) HM
25 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — First Baptist Church of Eufaula
Irwinton Baptist Church was constituted on June 24, 1837. The name of the town changed to Eufaula in 1843, and consequently the name of the church became Eufaula Baptist Church. The church assumed its third name in 1869 when it was changed to First . . . Map (db m162277) HM
26 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — First Presbyterian Church
In 1836 sixteen Eufaula Presbyterians met in a room above William McKenzie’s store to hold worship services. By 1838 the congregation had built their first sanctuary dedicated to worship on the southeast corner of Forsyth Ave. and Union Street. . . . Map (db m60560) HM
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27 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — White Oak United Methodist Church Reported missing
(Front): First known as White Oak Chapel this church was dedicated on October, 18, 1859 by Rev. Issac I. Tatum of the Alabama Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South. The Society was organized by Rev. John J. Cassady who served as pastor . . . Map (db m163401) HM
28 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Batesville Church - 1837
Robert Martin bought 1200 acres of land from the U.S. Government. He set aside eight acres to build a church for the community. This building has been used almost constantly since 1837. At times it was a Methodist Church; at times Baptist. It is now . . . Map (db m164709) HM
29 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Ramah Baptist Church & CemeteryBarbour County
Constructed in the 1840s and constituted in 1852, Ramah Baptist Church is in the community formerly known as both Ramah and Vaughn. Records show that the land for both the church and cemetery was given by Solomon G. and Francis T. Burke in . . . Map (db m158553) HM
30 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Spring Hill United Methodist Church
This Greek Revival church was built in 1841 by John Fletcher Comer with lumber from his mill. The building originally had a slave balcony and exterior stairway which were removed c. 1890. At the same time, the pulpit was moved from between the two . . . Map (db m188268) HM
31 Alabama, Bibb County, Brierfield — Absalom Pratt House
Absalom Pratt built this house 8 miles west of here circa 1835 though a section was constructed earlier. It was moved to this site in 1994 by the Cahaba Trace Commission, restored by the Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission, 1997-98, and dedicated . . . Map (db m37078) HM
32 Alabama, Blount County, Blountsville — Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862Methodist Missionary
First minister assigned to Alabama Territory by Tennessee Conference. Preached first sermon two blocks west at Bear Meat Cabin (present Blountsville) April 18, 1818. He later organized churches in Shelby, St. Clair, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa and Cotaco . . . Map (db m27991) HM
33 Alabama, Blount County, Oneonta — Bailey School1893 - 1951
William M. Bailey (born 1859 in Cherokee Co.; died 1909 in Blount Co.) settled 40 acres on what became Co. Rd 36 to the west and New Home Church Rd to the east in 1893. He brought three small sons from Cherokee Co. after the death of his first wife . . . Map (db m42599) HM
34 Alabama, Bullock County, Aberfoil — Aberfoil Community
The town of Aberfoil was incorporated January 26, 1839, in then Macon County, with the first election for councilors conducted and managed by Lewis Stoudenmire, Charles G. Lynch, Thomas Scott, David Hudson, and A. J. and E. A. Jackson. Aberfoil was . . . Map (db m61027) HM
35 Alabama, Bullock County, Fitzpatrick — Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church(Church of the Seven Sisters) — 1858 —
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 . . . Map (db m67158) HM
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36 Alabama, Bullock County, Midway — First Baptist Missionary Church 1875
The Macedonia Baptist Church, located between the communities of Midway and Mt. Coney, was constructed by freedmen after the American Civil War, replacing the brush arbors used by the area’s antebellum slaves as sites for religious worship. Four . . . Map (db m60947) HM
37 Alabama, Bullock County, Midway — Midway Baptist ChurchOrganized July 28, 1852
Midway, a part of Barbour County in the mid-19th century, was also known as Five Points, a small community of a handful of dwellings, two stores, and a Methodist church of logs. In this Methodist church, Joel Willis, J.M. Thornton, Robert G. Hall, . . . Map (db m60908) HM
38 Alabama, Bullock County, Midway — 1998 — St. James C.M.E. ChurchRailroad Street Midway, Alabama
St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church founded by Reverend Jack McMillan, a former slave of Midway’s Daniel McMillan. Initially meeting outdoors under a brush arbor, ex-slaves and their children constructed a wood-frame church building soon . . . Map (db m60909) HM
39 Alabama, Bullock County, Union Springs — Mt. Hilliard
A 19th century cultural center located on the ridge dividing the coastal plain from the black belt originally Pike Co., Al.; Bullock Co. since 1866 Cemetery established in the 1830s for all faiths, situated between Mt. Hilliard Methodist . . . Map (db m181649) HM
40 Alabama, Bullock County, Union Springs — Mt. Hilliard Methodist ChurchOrganized 1835
Founded by settlers from Virginia, Georgia, and Carolinas. Building erected 1856. It was the central feature of the village of Mount Hilliard. Named in honor of Henry W. Hilliard -- who debated William L. Yancey in the 1850's. Revivals held at . . . Map (db m67553) HM
41 Alabama, Bullock County, Union Springs — Sardis Baptist Church, Cemetery, and School
(side 1) Settlers from the Edgefield District, South Carolina, organized the Sardis Baptist Church on June 10, 1837. The first building, a log cabin, was constructed in 1841 after John M. and his wife Amy Youngblood Dozier deeded four and . . . Map (db m67552) HM
42 Alabama, Bullock County, Union Springs — Trinity Episcopal Church/Red Door Theater
Trinity Episcopal Church was established in Union Springs by Rev. DeBerniere Waddell in 1872 as a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama with seventeen communicants and an annual budget of $412.50. Until 1879 services were held monthly in the . . . Map (db m60973) HM
43 Alabama, Butler County, Fort Deposit — Oak Bowery
In March 1863 Francis and Sarah Sheppard gave 3 acres of land to Methodist Episcopal Church South as a place for worship and burial. 2 more acres given by Alexander and Mary Sheppard Oct. 1868. Property sold to County Line Primitive Baptist Church . . . Map (db m70838) HM
44 Alabama, Butler County, Oakey Streak — Oakey Streak / Oakey Streak Methodist Church
Oakey Streak The community of Oakey Streak was so named for the abundance of oak trees in the immediate vicinity. From 1829-1843 the post office here was known as Middletown and from 1853-1935 Oakey Streak. Nearby was the Dawson Masonic . . . Map (db m70757) HM
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45 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Governor Thomas E. Kilby1865-1943
Outstanding local industrialist as President, Kilby Steel Company; Chairman, Board of Directors, Alabama Pipe Company; President, City National and Anniston National Banks. Served as Mayor of Anniston (1905-09); State Senator (1911-15); Lieutenant . . . Map (db m35758) HM
46 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Grace Episcopal Church
Called “A poem in cedar & stone,” its history is intimately related to that of Anniston: Town Founders, Daniel Tyler & Samuel Noble, inspired its conception, funded its construction & caused Woodstock Iron Co. to donate the land on which . . . Map (db m35759) HM
47 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Parker Memorial Baptist Church
On July 3, 1887, a congregation of 45 people met at the Opera House on Noble Street to organize a new church. Originally called Second Baptist Church, the name soon was changed to Twelfth Street Baptist Church. In 1889, it became Parker . . . Map (db m36545) HM
48 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — 10 — Saint John United Methodist Church — Anniston Civil Rights Trail —
Saint John, founded at the turn of the 19th century, is the first African-American Methodist Episcopal Church in South Anniston. The original structure was built in 1922. The current building was erected in 1951 on the corner of D Street and . . . Map (db m144905) HM
49 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Saint Michael and All Angels← 12 Blocks West
Built by John Ward Noble, one of Anniston’s founders. Consecrated on September 29, 1890. Widely acclaimed for unique and beautiful Norman Gothic architecture. The church dominated by imposing 95 foot bell tower. Open DailyMap (db m36540) HM
50 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — 9 — Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Organized 1887 — Anniston Civil Rights Trail —
Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church served as the home of "mass meetings" for black Annistonians who planned and executed Anniston's part of the Civil Rights Movement. Reverends D.C. Washington (1937-1960) and Nimrod Q. Reynolds . . . Map (db m106651) HM
51 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El is the oldest building continuously used for Jewish worship in Alabama. Anniston’s Reform Jewish congregation was established in 1888. Its women’s organization, the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, directed the construction of the . . . Map (db m36543) HM
52 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Temple Beth El Section Hillside Cemetery
In April 1888, the founder of a newly established Reform Jewish congregation purchased twenty-three lots in Hillside Cemetery to bury their deceased members. In 1987, the City of Anniston vacated right-of-way that allowed the Temple to expand the . . . Map (db m53163) HM
53 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Confederate Hospital
This Church was used for a Confederate Hospital During the War Between The States Erected by General John H. Forney Chapter U.D.C. Sept 27, 1937Map (db m36539) HM
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54 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — General Leonidas Polk C.S.A.
Bishop of Louisiana Held service in this church 1864 Erected by General John H. Forney Chapter U.D.C. April 26, 1937Map (db m36535) HM
55 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Joseph William Burke1835-1900
Lawyer, Industrialist, Patriot Brigadier General, U.S.A. Gen. Burke helped rebuild Alabama’s mining & manufacturing interests after the Civil War. He helped establish the Catholic Church at Jacksonville. His home, . . . Map (db m36424) HM
56 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Saint Luke's Episcopal ChurchCalhoun County
John D. and Anna Maria Hoke founded the parish on June 30, 1844. Members of the Hoke, Forney, and Abernathy families joined over the years. The church design was based on Richard Upjohn's 1852 pattern book, Upjohn's Rural Architecture. Upjohn was . . . Map (db m199134) HM
57 Alabama, Calhoun County, Piedmont — First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Piedmont was organized March 18, 1890, with seventeen charter members, by Rev. B. F. Bedinger, Presbyterian evangelist. Rev. J. E. McLean was the first minister. First elders were C. W. McMahon and Stephen Ferguson; . . . Map (db m27993) HM
58 Alabama, Calhoun County, Piedmont — Piedmont First United Methodist Church
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 . . . Map (db m83261) HM
59 Alabama, Chambers County, Fredonia — FredoniaChambers County, Alabama
From its foundation, Fredonia was the educational and trade center for northeast section of Chambers County. "The Southern Military Academy" was established in the village by the state legislature and forced to close by the civil strife. Sixteen . . . Map (db m197957) HM
60 Alabama, Chambers County, LaFayette — The LaFayette Presbyterian ChurchOrganized 1835
This structure was built by early settlers from Virginia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, and subsequently modified. The original building has stood since 1836. Union Sunday School begun here in 1891. Many eminent ministers have filled the . . . Map (db m83264) HM
61 Alabama, Chambers County, Lanett — Providence Baptist ChurchChambers County, Alabama
Side 1 Providence Baptist Church was organized before 1836 by Elder Francis Calloway. It was one of the ten charter churches of the East Liberty Baptist Association. The small white frame church was built during the ministry of Reverend . . . Map (db m83265) HM
62 Alabama, Chambers County, Oak Bowery — Oak BowerySettled 1828
Near this site stood the Oak Bowery Female Institute, opened in 1849 under auspices of the Methodist church. Masons established the East Alabama Masonic Institute for Young Men Among Oak Bowery's noteworthy citizens: William J. Samford. Alabama . . . Map (db m151222) HM
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63 Alabama, Chambers County, Valley — Fairfax First Christian Church
Side 1 Built 1916 by West Point Mfg. Co. and called Fairfax “Union” Church as it was shared by Disciples of Christ, Methodist, & Baptist groups. It was purchased by the Disciples of Christ after the others left to build their . . . Map (db m83266) HM
64 Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Mose Hampton 1808-1885Early Black Leader and Inventor in Cherokee County
Mose Hampton bought his freedom prior to the Civil War. He was a builder, assisted in laying out and surveying the town of Centre, a minister in the Episcopal Methodist North, and an inventor. Mr. Hampton owned land in the vicinity of this marker on . . . Map (db m120046) HM
65 Alabama, Cherokee County, Spring Garden — Carmel Presbyterian Church
In 1835, pioneering families migrated from Morgan County, Georgia to Cherokee County, AL, settling in the Ambersonville area, later renamed Spring Garden. These families were members of Carmel Presbyterian Church in Morgan County and brought their . . . Map (db m132792) HM
66 Alabama, Chilton County, Clanton — Walnut Creek United Methodist Church Established 1820
Arthur Love, a charter member, was first pastor. Organized as a Methodist Episcopal Church. Became Methodist Protestant, 1828. Changed to Methodist Church, 1939. Affiliated with United Methodist, 1968. In the original church built of logs, Judge . . . Map (db m83268) HM
67 Alabama, Chilton County, Maplesville — Maplesville United Methodist Church
This structure is an excellent example of the one-room Gothic Revival - style church buildings which once were built throughout the South. It was originally located on a three-acre site that was deeded to trustees W. A. D. Ramsey, G. W. Brand, and . . . Map (db m37615) HM
68 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Marbury Methodist Churchc. 1893
A number of Soldiers' Home veterans were members of this church over the years. It originally had a second floor for Sunday School classes and a cupola on the roof. With the closing of the local lumber mill in 1910 the population of the town . . . Map (db m129424) HM
69 Alabama, Chilton County, Stanton — Ebenezer Baptist Church
On July 31, 1819, Ebenezer Baptist Church was constituted by Isaac Suttle, Lewis C. Davis (“Old Club Axe”), and William Harrod. The first house of worship was a large log house located one mile south of this site, near Bogle's Creek. After fire . . . Map (db m217203) HM
70 Alabama, Chilton County, Stanton — Ebenezer ChurchApril 1, 1865
Cavalry engagement here among fiercest of war. To defend arsenal at Selma Forrest (CSA) charged with 1500 into Wilson (USA) moving south with 7500. Forrest was seeking to delay Wilson pending arrival of . . . Map (db m37617) HM
71 Alabama, Chilton County, Verbena — Verbena, Alabama
The only community in the U.S. so designated, Verbena was named for the profuse wild flowers growing in the area. Settlers arrived in the area as early as 1832. Completion of the North-South Railroad and a train depot at Verbena in 1870 enabled . . . Map (db m68286) HM
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72 Alabama, Choctaw County, Mount Sterling — Mount Sterling Methodist ChurchBuilt c. 1859
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203662) HM
73 Alabama, Clarke County, Barlow Bend — French's Chapel
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.Map (db m101575) HM
74 Alabama, Clarke County, Coffeeville — Ulcanush Baptist Church
Oldest continuous church in Clarke County. Organized 1816 as a prayer meeting; constituted full Baptist church 1817. Charter members were Roedy Allen, Michael Miller, John & Elizabeth Pace, William Stringer, William & Nancy Thorton and Joseph . . . Map (db m203664) HM
75 Alabama, Clarke County, Fulton — Fulton, Alabama
Fulton, first known as Wade's Station, developed in the 1880s along the Mobile to Birmingham Railroad. With the railroad came an influx of lumbermen from the North. Marcus Behrman was the first of the lumbermen who came to establish a lumber mill . . . Map (db m203704) HM
76 Alabama, Clarke County, Thomasville — Williams’ Temple CME Church
Founded by the CME (Christian Methodist Episcopal) Church as the only school for black students in the area in the early 1900’s, Williams’ Temple eventually consolidated with another school in Booker City to form Miles College near Birmingham. . . . Map (db m101596) HM
77 Alabama, Clarke County, West Bend — West Bend
Settled 1809-1820 in what was Mississippi Territory. Alabama became a state Dec. 14, 1819. Early settlers — Turner-Thornton-Stringer-White-Scruggs-Pace-May. Turner's fort built 1812, located 1½ miles N. W. West Bend Academy est. 1859 and located . . . Map (db m203667) HM
78 Alabama, Clarke County, Whatley — Reverend Timothy Horton Ball, A. M.
February 16, 1826, November 8, 1913. Minister, Teacher, Historian, Author. His love of history, natural resources and mankind led him to record events, past and present, writing many of his notes on the pommel of his saddle and also walking . . . Map (db m83272) HM
79 Alabama, Clarke County, Whatley — Whatley, Alabama
Front Originally home to Creek and Choctaw Indians, Whatley was first settled by pioneers about 1808. Some of the most famous events in Clarke County’s history happened in or near Whatley. A Creek War battle occurred here in 1812 at Fort . . . Map (db m110971) HM
80 Alabama, Clarke County, Winn — Union Methodist Church
Established 1858, ¼ mile east of here. Camp meetings were held in summers. Congregation moved to site near Peniel 1894. The "arbor" and church building were left at original site. These buildings convenient for annual encampment of county . . . Map (db m101579) HM
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81 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — First Baptist Church of Ashland
Side 1 Union Baptist Church. later named the First Baptist Church of Ashland, was founded with 23 charter members in 1865, six years before the town was incorporated. Members met in a log cabin in the southwestern part of Ashland. From . . . Map (db m95101) HM
82 Alabama, Clay County, Lineville — Lineville First United Methodist Church
The first Methodist Church in Lineville began in a brush arbor before the Civil War. In 1861, this tract of land was donated for the construction of a permanent structure, which was completed in 1866. The pastor was the Rev. R. A. Timmons, a . . . Map (db m175282) HM
83 Alabama, Coffee County, Coffee Springs — Holloway Tabernacle ChurchEst. 1912
The first congregational meetings were held in a small former dwelling house. In 1915 this congregation joined with the Alabama District of The Assemblies of God. First pastors were: Rev. Elijah Spence and Rev. Wayne Tomlin. First deacons . . . Map (db m95357) HM
84 Alabama, Coffee County, Elba — First United Methodist ChurchEarliest Church in Elba
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 . . . Map (db m83274) HM
85 Alabama, Coffee County, Enterprise — First United Methodist ChurchEarliest church in Enterprise
Organized in 1883 by 13 charter members as Carmichael Chapel of Elba Circuit, the congregation originally worshipped in a brush arbor on the NW corner of N. Main and Lee Streets. The first two sanctuaries built in 1883 and 1893 were both located on . . . Map (db m54745) HM
86 Alabama, Coffee County, Enterprise — Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church1874
Founded near Double Bridges Creek (LeCompte Place) three miles southwest of the present location. First Pastor: J. W. Bullard. Charter members: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mathis, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Barbee, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Nichols, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Jones, Mr. Bob . . . Map (db m83327) HM
87 Alabama, Coffee County, New Brockton — Tabernacle Methodist Church
Established 1858 Oldest official record is land deed of December 29, 1853 for five acres to trustees I.T. Law, William Mixson, William Dubose, Javor Dupee and William Hendricks. Name was changed in 1868 to Old Tabernacle after New Tabernacle . . . Map (db m204960) HM
88 Alabama, Colbert County, Ford City — The Old Brick Presbyterian Church1820
Old Brick Church began in 1820 as the Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church and met in a frame building which burned in 1824. The present building has undergone few changes since its construction in 1828 when the congregation was officially . . . Map (db m147370) HM
89 Alabama, Colbert County, Leighton — History of Leighton United Methodist Church
Side 1 The region's rich history of Methodism predates the creation of Colbert County. Local Methodists helped raise $10,000 to persuade the Tennessee Methodist Conference to build LaGrange College (4 miles SW), which opened in 1830. . . . Map (db m153325) HM
90 Alabama, Colbert County, Leighton — Old Bethel Baptist ChurchOlder than the State
The church was organized as Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on June 26, 1819, with Elder Theophilous Skinner serving as pastor. The church predates the creation of the state of Alabama by nearly 6 months. Bethel’s original was across County Line . . . Map (db m213754) HM
91 Alabama, Colbert County, Leighton — William LeighFounder of Leighton
(side 1) The town of Leighton was named in honor of the Reverend William Leigh, son and grandson of Revolutionary War veterans. He was born in Amelia County Virginia, Oct 4, 1790 and moved to Alabama about 1823.
Leigh settled nearby . . . Map (db m106112) HM
92 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — First Southern Baptist Church
Near the turn of the twentieth century, residents of Houston Crossroads became concerned that their community had no church or school. In 1895, John Schluttenhofer deeded an acre of land in the southwest corner of the crossroads for the purpose . . . Map (db m208820) HM
93 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — Colbert County Courthouse Square District
22 structures, first Northwest Alabama historic district placed on National Register of Historic Places (1973): Courthouse, erected 1881, shows Italianate and Greek Revival influences. Fifth Street, Commercial Row, seven adjoining brick structures . . . Map (db m28584) HM
94 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — First Baptist Church
This congregation was organized in July 1823 as Concord Church, later known as Union Church, then as Tuscumbia Baptist. Jeremiah Burns was the first pastor. It began meeting at this site about 1845 in a plain wooden building. The New England-style . . . Map (db m28564) HM
95 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church was organized April 13, 1824, by Scots-Irish settlers. The sanctuary, erected in 1827, is the oldest in continuous use in Alabama. Its Georgian Gothic style remains essentially unchanged. The brick walls are laid in . . . Map (db m40429) HM
96 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — St. John's Episcopal Church
This congregation was organized in the 1830's, with services being held in private homes and the Methodist meeting house. The present building was first used in October 1852 and completed the following year. During the Civil War, Union troops . . . Map (db m28422) HM
97 Alabama, Conecuh County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn Baptist Church
Organized by Elder Alexander Travis in 1821 in a log building used as a school and house of worship in mid Brooklyn next to the Methodist Cemetery. Elder Travis served many years as preacher of Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church. In 1860 Eli . . . Map (db m194554) HM
98 Alabama, Conecuh County, Evergreen — Alexander TravisAugust 23, 1790 – December. 2, 1852
In the fall of 1817 Reverend Alexander Travis settled his affairs in South Carolina and immigrated to Conecuh County, where, in the spring of 1818, Beulah Baptist Church was constituted. In rapid succession, Travis’ firm resolve and his devotion to . . . Map (db m86270) HM
99 Alabama, Conecuh County, Evergreen — Evergreen Baptist Church
Side 1 The church was organized March 15, 1845, in the home of George Brown. The organizing council consisted of Alexander Travis, Keidar Hawthorne, J.J. Sessions. Charter members were George and Mary Brown, Elbert and Louisa Joiner, . . . Map (db m81290) HM
100 Alabama, Conecuh County, Evergreen — The Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site
The Louise Short Baptist Widows’ and Orphans’ Home, consisting of a 10-room brick residence and related buildings on 80 acres of land fronted on Main Street, Evergreen, for more than ¼ mile. It was established by the Alabama Baptist State . . . Map (db m81293) HM

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