Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery (HM125T)

Location: Florence, AL 35633 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 54.539', W 87° 47.285'

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Church Organized 1818:

— First Cemetery Burial 1819 —

Church organized in 1819; First Cemetery Burial in 1819. One of the earliest Methodist Congregations in the area, this church was organized by local preacher, Rev. Alexander Faires, in a log school built in 1816. Land donated in 1818 for church and cemetery by Henry Kirkpatrick. Additional lands donated in 1841 by Hiram and Eva Rhodes, and in 1911 and 1914 by John and Amanda Wesson and L.D. Simmons. First and second structures were destroyed by fires. A frame building was erected in 1885. First service in present sanctuary was February 6, 1966. Cemetery listed on Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
HM NumberHM125T
Placed ByThe Florence Historic Board Florence Alabama
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 428005 N 3863233
Decimal Degrees34.90898333, -87.78808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.539', W 87° 47.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 32.34" N, 87° 47' 17.10" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11253 Co Rd 15, Florence AL 35633, US
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