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Homewood in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School

 
 
Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, March 2, 2009
1. Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery is the final resting place of many of Shades Valley's pioneer residents. A few of the earliest headstones date from the mid-1850s. Descendants of these settlers helped mold the cities of Mountain Brook and Homewood. Located on property to the east of the cemetery was the Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church building which was completed in 1874 on property donated by Pleasant H. Watkins. This church was founded in 1867 near the Irondale Furnace and moved to Union Hill in 1873. After extensive renovation to the church in 1928, the name changed to Canterbury Methodist Episcopal Church. Union Hill School opened in the church soon after its completion. The school closed on the opening of Shades Cahaba School. The church was torn down when Highway 280 was improved.
 
Erected by Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionEducationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
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28.938′ N, 86° 46.722′ W. Marker is in Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Union Hill Drive, on the left when traveling east on Hollywood Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Union Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Early Mountain Brook Village Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shades Valley High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lane Park (approx. half a mile away); America's First Office Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Homewood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hallman Hill (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homewood.
 
Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, January 4, 2010
2. Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School Marker
Gravesites at Union Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, January 4, 2010
3. Gravesites at Union Hill Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,573 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2023