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

Spring Hill United Methodist Church

 
 
Spring Hill United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, December 12, 2020
1. Spring Hill United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  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 entrance doors to the rear of the church. There were 104 members in 1872 that included 32 men and 72 women. In 1899, a deed for twenty acres was issued by the Comer family to Land for a school. The adjacent two-room Sunday School building was erected in 1954. Today the church and cemetery are maintained, in part, with monies from a trust established through Avondale Mills, the Comer family business.
 
Erected 1997 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission & Spring Hill United Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 32° 4.832′ N, 85° 20.343′ W. Marker is near Midway, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on County Road 89 west of County Road 49, on the left when traveling
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west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2542 Spring Hill Rd, Midway AL 36053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ramah Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Election Riot of 1874 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort Browder / 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Browder / 15th Alabama Infantry (approx. 5.3 miles away); Batesville Church - 1837 (approx. 5.3 miles away); May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities (approx. 5˝ miles away); Jefferson Davis Highway (approx. 10˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Spring Hill United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, December 27, 2020
2. Spring Hill United Methodist Church
Nearby cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, December 27, 2020
3. Nearby cemetery
Comer Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, December 27, 2020
4. Comer Mausoleum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 149 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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