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Mount Sterling in Choctaw County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mount Sterling Methodist Church

Built c. 1859

 
 
Mount Sterling Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
1. Mount Sterling Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 32° 5.49′ N, 88° 9.82′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Alabama, in Choctaw County. Marker can be reached from Tuscahoma Road (County Route 43) 0.1 miles south of County Route 27, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 Co Rd 43, Butler AL 36904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Memorial Walkway (approx. 3.4 miles away); Choctaw County Confederate Soldier's Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); In Memory Of Ruffin Dragoons Cavalry (approx. 3.4 miles away); Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away); Creek Indian War (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
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National Register nomination:
The Mount Sterling Methodist Church was built c. 1859 and was the first local building constructed expressly as a church. The church never had a full-time pastor; however, its services were conducted continuously by circuit riders once or twice a month during certain seasons until 1976, when it closed due to steadily decreasing membership.

In 1980 the Methodist Conference deeded the building and two acres of land which include an early 1800's cemetery, to the Choctaw County Historical Society. …

 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Sterling Methodist Church (PDF). National Register nomination for the church and a small cemetery behind it, which were listed in 1986. (National Archives) (Submitted on August 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Mount Sterling Methodist Church. Wikipedia entry on the historic church, which was built on land donated by the Catterlin family. (Submitted on August 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Mount Sterling Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
2. Mount Sterling Methodist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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