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Near Seale in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery

Russell County

 
 
St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
1. St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Old St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery is one of Russell County's oldest African-American cemeteries. Established in the early 1880s by former slaves, the church became a central institution to many families in the Seale community. Records indicate that Peter and Rose Merritt Chadwick donated a part of their land to build a church, and community members contributed funds, materials and labor to erect the church. Members of the Bellamy, Drake, Holmes, Mabry, Newsome, Osborn, Pitts, Simpson, Tate, Word and related families worshipped, were baptized and married in the church and were buried within the cemetery. The perseverance of those buried in the cemetery gave strong wings to generations of descendants whose roots bind them together in enduring love and kinship. Our ancestors rest in the cemetery, their sacrifices and strength, will never be forgotten and will always endure and continue to represent a blessing to future generations of their descendants.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

 
Erected 2011 by the Congregation of St. Peter A.M.E. Church and the Todd-Hancock-Hughes-Mabry-Bellamy Family Association.
 
Location. 32° 20.578′ N, 85° 14.736′ W. Marker is
New St. Peter A.M.E. Church (old one burned down) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
2. New St. Peter A.M.E. Church (old one burned down)
near Seale, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandfort Road (County Road 22) and Dusty Road, on the right when traveling west on Sandfort Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5347 Sandfort Road, Seale AL 36875, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uchee Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); William Augustus Mitchell (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mitchell-Ferrell-Powell House (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Bacon McDonald (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Russell County Courthouse (approx. 5.5 miles away); Seale United Methodist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Holland McTyeire Smith (approx. 5.7 miles away); Uchee / Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seale.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery history and graves. (Submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
New St. Peter A.M.E. Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
3. New St. Peter A.M.E. Church Sign
Wide view of marker area looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
4. Wide view of marker area looking west.
Wide view of marker looking east on CR 22. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
5. Wide view of marker looking east on CR 22.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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