Near Danville in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
McKendree Cemetery and the Massey Community / Charles Christopher Sheats 1839-1904
The Massey Community is much older than its name, the area having been settled in the early 1800's. The first site was three miles south of the present location and was originally called Gibson. It was later named for the W. D. Massey family, who settled there in 1886. Mr. Massey petitioned for a post office and this petition was granted, thus giving the community the name Massey. Around 1894 the center of the Massey Community was moved to this location near McKendree United Methodist Church.
Charles Christopher Sheats was born April 10, 1839 in Winston County and died May 27, 1904 in Decatur. He is buried in McKendree Cemetery with other family members.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 34° 22.211′ N, 87° 1.338′ W. Marker is near Danville, AlabamaTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2795 County Road 55, Danville AL 35619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Plains Christian Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); The "Katy-Did" Crash (approx. 3.4 miles away); Battleground (approx. 4.8 miles away); Skirmish at Woodall's Bridge (approx. 5˝ miles away); Original Falkville Town Hall Building / Falkville Water Tower (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Great Hartselle Bank Robbery / Three Hours Required to Accomplish Heist (approx. 7.2 miles away); City of Hartselle, Alabama / Hartselle Facts (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bethel Road Historical District (approx. 8.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The organization that erected the marker is not shown, but it is characteristic of those erected by the Alabama Historical Commission.
Also see . . . Christopher Sheats. From the Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on November 23, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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