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Near Shorter in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pioneer Trail of Methodism

 
 
Pioneer Trail of Methodism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
1. Pioneer Trail of Methodism Marker
Inscription.
By this former Indian path
Matthew Parham Sturdivant
came in 1808 as
first official representative
of the
Methodist Episcopal Church
in the territory of
the present State of Alabama,
a missionary from
the South Carolina Conference
to the Tombigbee Settlements.

 
Erected by Order of the Alabama Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South.
 
Location. 32° 22.891′ N, 85° 52.466′ W. Marker is near Shorter, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on Presbyterian Court (U.S. 80) 0.7 miles east of County Road 9, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12100 Highway 80, Shorter AL 36075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shorter, Alabama (approx. 2.9 miles away); George Stiggins (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tukabatchee / Tokvpvcce (approx. 6.6 miles away); Prairie Farms Resettlement Community (approx. 6.8 miles away); Franklin's Educational Legacy (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brewer Memorial Church
Pioneer Trail of Methodism Marker mounted on marble rock. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
2. Pioneer Trail of Methodism Marker mounted on marble rock.
(approx. 9.6 miles away); Lucas Tavern (approx. 9.8 miles away); Lucas Hill Cemetery (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shorter.
 
Also see . . .
1. Matthew Sturdivant - Pioneers and Residents of West Central Alabama Prior to the Civil War by Petit. Genealogical Links (Submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. First Appointed Methodist Minister in Alabama. (Submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Marker next to La Place Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
3. Marker next to La Place Methodist Church
Side view of marble rock and church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
4. Side view of marble rock and church.
Church erected in 1859. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
5. Church erected in 1859.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 281 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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