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Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Erected 1896

 
 
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By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker
Inscription.  Erected to the glory of God, the Methodist Church in Abbeville was established circa 1830 as a mission of the Lawrenceville Circuit. The 1850 church was erected north of the present post office on East Washington Street. Present church retains most of its original features including bell and belfry, parquet ceiling and hand finished beams. First Sunday School annex built in 1949 with addition in 1958. Proclaimed Henry County’s number one historical structure in 1973 by Henry County Historical Society.
 
Erected 1979.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 31° 34.173′ N, 85° 14.975′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Doswell Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in front of the old church building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry, The Mother County (about
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By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker
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600 feet away); In Honor of William Calvin Oates (about 700 feet away); A County Older Than the State (about 700 feet away); Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (about 800 feet away); The Bethune-Kennedy House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School in Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abbeville Southern Railroad / Pelham House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
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By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
3. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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