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Near Ponce De Leon in Walton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery

 
 
Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 10, 2012
1. Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This is the site of one of Florida’s oldest organized Presbyterian Church which was the largest Presbyterian Church in Florida until 1885. On May 27, 1827, the Reverend Murdoch Murphy of the Alabama Synod presided with one Elder, Donald McLean, Sr., and 15 families. This log church served the community for 20 years until a new 50 by 100 ft. church with large inside galleries was built adjacent to the log church on November 26, 1848. Reverend Robert Quarterman Baker, civil war veteran from Georgia, served the church until his death in October 1923. The third and present church was erected, using foundation supports from the original log church. The cemetery contains the remains of many original settlers, including two signers of Florida’s first Constitution, veterans of all wars dating from the Revolutionary War, civic leaders, elected officials and ministers. There are more than 3,000 graves in the old cemetery, many unmarked, and many brought home from Alabama and Northwest Florida.

A Florida Heritage Site
 
Erected 2008 by Walton County Board of Commissioners and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-622.)
 
Location. 30° 39.185′ N, 86° 0.123′ W. Marker is near Ponce De Leon, Florida
Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 10, 2012
2. Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery Marker
looking northwest
, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 183 and County Road 280, on the right when traveling west on County Road 183. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5551 CR 183, Ponce de Leon FL 32455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eucheeanna Community ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Knox Hill Academy ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Walton County Confederate Monument ( approx. 8 miles away); Florida's First Confederate Monument ( approx. 8 miles away); The Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood ( approx. 8.1 miles away); Florida Education Association: The Beginning ( approx. 8.1 miles away); Walton-DeFuniak Library ( approx. 8.1 miles away); Cosson Family Tragedy ( approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 10, 2012
3. Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery Marker
looking east along County Road 183
Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 10, 2012
4. Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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