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

Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church

 
 
Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
1. Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
Side A
Inscription.
Side A
On July 19, 1847, Chistopher and Mary Harless Sears deeded two acres (with meeting house, brush-arbor, and camp-stand) to the Elders of the Walnut Grove Society of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for one penny. The Union Army burned the original church in 1862. A walnut tree with scars from the fire still bears walnuts. A ring used to tether horses during services has grown into the tree and is still visible. The original bell, hand-dug well, and pre-Civil War cemetery also remain.
(Continued on other side)
Side B
(Continued from other side)
The present church was erected after the Civil War. The pews were replaced circa 1926, and Sunday School rooms were added in 1956. In 1992 the tongue-and-groove walls were restored. Membership records include the Smith, Buford, Scroggins, Haden, Woody, Douglas, Overton, and Nichols families.
 
Erected 2007 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 33.26′ N, 86° 22.574′ W. Marker is near New Hope, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of New Hope Cedar Point Road and Cambron Road, on the right when traveling east on New Hope Cedar Point Road
Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
2. Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
Side B
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 734 New Hope Cedar Point Road, New Hope AL 35760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vienna (New Hope) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Whitaker Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pennsylvania Bell Tower (approx. 7.2 miles away); Becker Hall (approx. 7.2 miles away); Kate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School (approx. 7.2 miles away); Decatur County (approx. 7.2 miles away); Grant, Alabama: A Scenic Mountain Town (approx. 7.3 miles away); The History of Paint Rock, Alabama / Paint Rock Arrests in 1931 Began 'Scottsboro Boys' Cases (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
3. Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
Church bell image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
4. Church bell
Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
5. Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery
Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the walnut tree image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
6. Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the walnut tree
Walnut Tree image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
7. Walnut Tree
the place where the ring mentioned on the marker used to be.
Walnut Tree image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
8. Walnut Tree
inside of the tree shows the burl where the ring used to be attached and, near the top, fire damage.
Walnut Tree image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
9. Walnut Tree
a better view of the fire damaged tree
Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
10. Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church
The Well image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
11. The Well
The Well image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2014
12. The Well
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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