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Shady Grove in Taylor County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Shady Grove Methodist Church

 
 
Shady Grove Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 12, 2017
1. Shady Grove Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Robert M. Hendry moved from Georgia and purchased farmland in the Shady Grove area in 1852. Reverend Henry, a Methodist Circuit Rider in Florida and Georgia, served as the pastor of Friendship Church in Madison County. In 1872, members of the congregation including Hendry and his son Thomas, organized the Shady Grove Methodist Church. The congregation held its first services in an old log schoolhouse, but moved a few years later to a new log building. This 1900 wood-framed church building with white clapboard siding was moved to this land, once part of the Hendry homestead, in 1909. The building's front door, flanked by sash windows on each side, opened to pews of rough-hewn native timber, polished smooth by use, and separated by a central aisle. Hymnals and stick fans advertising area businesses littered the pews. In 1963, a brick church building was constructed, and was dedicated as the Robert M. Hendry Memorial Methodist Church. For over a century, the church has served as a locus for religious and community activity.
 
Erected 2016 by The Robert M. Hendry Memorial Methodist Church, and the
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Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-913.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 30° 17.276′ N, 83° 37.839′ W. Marker is in Shady Grove, Florida, in Taylor County. Marker is on Alton Wentworth Road (County Road 14) just east of U.S. 221, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shady Grove FL 32357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 6.3 miles away); World War I (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named World War I (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named World War I (approx. 11.7 miles away); World War II (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named World War II (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named World War II (approx. 11.7 miles away); Korean War (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Shady Grove Methodist Church. (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Shady Grove Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 12, 2017
2. Shady Grove Methodist Church and Marker
Shady Grove Methodist Church Marker with old and new church buildings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 12, 2017
3. Shady Grove Methodist Church Marker with old and new church buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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