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Near Ryland in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shiloh United Methodist Church

Organized 1808

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
1. Shiloh United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In October, 1808, the Western Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church sent James Gwinn, a circuit rider, to the "great bend" of the Tennessee River to formalize existing Methodist Societies. He organized the Flint Circuit to serve frontier settlers in southern Tennessee and Madison County, Mississippi Territory. The first meetings of the Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church were held in a private home. In late 1819 legislation was enacted which permitted churches to own land and, in 1820, a one-half-acre plot of land known as Shiloh was purchased. An adjoining one-acre plot was added in 1876 to construct a new church. That building burned in the mid 1890's. Its replacement was destroyed by fire in 1931. The present edifice was then constructed. Shiloh remained as a circuit charge until 1953, when it began full-time worship services with B.M. McElroy as pastor. Shiloh provided a school for the community until 1917.
 
Erected 1998 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 46.193′ N, 86° 28.506′ W. Marker is near Ryland, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Ryland Pike west of Dug Hill Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in the cemetery across the street from the church. Marker is in this post office area: Ryland AL 35767, United States of America.
 
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Shiloh United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
2. Shiloh United Methodist Church Marker
Looking west on Ryland Pike.
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spring Migration (approx. 2.6 miles away); Monte Sano Railway (approx. 3 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lowell M. Anderson (approx. 3.6 miles away); Harris Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Historic Viduta / Hotel Monte Sano (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ryland.
 
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Shiloh United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
3. Shiloh United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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