Near Rehobeth in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Big Creek United Methodist Church / Joseph Watford Revolutionary War Veteran
Big Creek United Methodist Church
One of the oldest churches in southeast Alabama and reportedly the oldest church in Houston County. The first church structure was a log building constructed about 20 yards north of the present building. The second structure was a larger frame building erected in 1865. In 1905, a new frame structure was built. Four Sunday School rooms and a brick exterior were added to the church in 1959.
Joseph Watford Revolutionary War Veteran
Adjacent to Big Creek United Methodist Church is a cemetery containing the grave of Joseph Watford. Mr. Watford served as a soldier for four years during the American Revolutionary War. In 1833, he emigrated from South Carolina to this area of southeast Alabama. He died in July 1845. Mr. Watford is believed to be the only Revolutionary War Veteran buried in Houston County.
Erected 1979 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Dothan Landmarks Foundation.
Location. 31° 4.534′ N, 85° 25.897′ W. Marker is near Rehobeth, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is on Alabama Route 605 half a mile south of Boys Club Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Boundary of the United States (approx. 5½ miles away); Cottonwood, Alabama (approx. 7.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 9 miles away in Florida); When The Lights Came On (approx. 9.8 miles away in Florida); Johnny Mack Brown (approx. 10½ miles away); Houston County (approx. 10½ miles away); Main Street Commercial Historic District (approx. 10½ miles away); a different marker also named First Baptist Church (approx. 10½ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Big Creek United Methodist Church And Cemetery. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Private Joseph Watford. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 154 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.