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Near Clio in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Barbour County

 
 
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By James L.Whitman, August 26, 2021
1. Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  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, merchants, doctors lawyers, educators, farmers, share croppers, slaves, and veterans from the Civil War through Desert Storm are buried on these grounds. Church history indicates the first burial was the unmarked grave of a child to pioneers Alex and Beggy McRae in the early 1830s. The earliest marked grave is Angus Currie (1775-1840) and his wife Catherine Currie (1775-1842), both born in Scotland. They immigrated to Richmond County, North Carolina and then to this area of Alabama, which became known as "Little Scotland".

Founded in 1823 Pea River Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Southeast Alabama. The cemetery contains a diverse collection of grave emblems, unique monuments, and ornamental ironwork fences. Land for the cemetery was acquired from the following landowners over the years: Miles McInnis in 1875; C.W.and Julia Capel in 1895, including land for the old school
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By James L.Whitman, August 26, 2021
2. Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery Marker
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house; the Charlie Jones Estate in 1964; Ollie Tillman in 1966; and John O.and Evelyn Riley in 1976.
 
Erected 2016 by Alabama Historic Cemetery Register & The Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 31° 44.312′ N, 85° 36.198′ W. Marker is near Clio, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on Alabama Route 51, 0.1 miles north of Clio Short Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: AL-51, Clio AL 36017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church (here, next to this marker); Dedicated to Memory of African Slaves (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbour County High School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Louisville World War II Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Old County Court House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Louisville (approx. 4.6 miles away); Louisville and "Old Alabama" (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Battles of Hobdy's Bridge and Pea River (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clio.
 
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By James L.Whitman, September 4, 2021
3. Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery Marker
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By James L.Whitman, August 26, 2021
4. Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   3. submitted on September 5, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   4. submitted on August 27, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Nov. 27, 2021