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Near Burnt Corn in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Puryearville

 
 
Puryearville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance
1. Puryearville Marker
Inscription.  The Puryearville Methodist Church began as a society near Burnt Corn in 1820 and was located here c. 1830 to c. 1943. Richard C. Puryear deeded 2 acres of land on March 25, 1843 to Isaac Betts, George Watson, William Black, Joel B. Walden and Thomas Pritchett as trustees of the Puryearville Methodist Church and witnessed by R. H. Puryear and Richard Moseley; Hickman Fowler, J. P. The Washington-Monroe Academy and the Masonic Order met here. Early settlers of Monroe and Conecuh Counties who settled along the old Federal Road are buried here in Puryearville cemetery.
 
Erected 1984 by Alabama Historical Commission along with Mary E. and Imogene Brantley.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1819.
 
Location. 31° 32.717′ N, 87° 11.57′ W. Marker is near Burnt Corn, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is on Perryville
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Road south of County Road 30, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroeville AL 36460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. John Watkins (approx. 2 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 2 miles away); Burnt Corn Male Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away); Burnt Corn Spring (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dr. Watkins House (approx. 2.8 miles away); First School in Conecuh County (approx. 2.8 miles away); John Green Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); James Salter (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnt Corn.
 
Puryearville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
2. Puryearville Marker
Puryearville Marker and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
3. Puryearville Marker and Cemetery
Puryearville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
4. Puryearville Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,324 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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