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Valley Grande in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Summerfield Methodist Church

 
 
Summerfield Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Summerfield Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Congregation was organized as early as 1837, first under the charge of Charles McLeod and next, Asbury H. Shanks. Contract for the present building was let October 23, 1844, and the building was dedicated on October 5, 1845. Greenberry Garrett was Presiding Elder for the Summerfield District. The original building committee was Greenberry Garrett, A. H. Mitchell, T. B. Goldsby, John Paulling, and George A. B. Walker. The original Trustees were George Childers, Noel Pitts, John Paulling and David Mims. Here worshipped Bishop J. O. Andrew and many other prominent Methodist leaders and educators. This church absorbed the earlier congregation which worshipped at Childers Chapel, south of this site, were a Methodist congregation was in existence as early as 1824.
 
Erected 1975 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1763.
 
Location. 32° 30.957′ N, 87° 2.479′ 
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W. Marker is in Valley Grande, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Main Street north of County Road 16, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Summerfield Community of Valley Grande. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72 Main Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Childers Chapel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Summerfield / Valley Grande (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ocmulgee Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Chalmers Attacks (approx. 4.4 miles away); Valley Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Redoubt No. 15 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Defense of Selma Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); R.B. Hudson High School (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Grande.
 
Summerfield Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Summerfield Methodist Church Marker
Summerfield Methodist Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Summerfield Methodist Church & Marker
Summerfield Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Summerfield Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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