Old Center Methodist Church/Old Center Cemetery

Old Center Methodist Church/Old Center Cemetery (HM1D2L)

Location: Newville, AL 36353 Henry County
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N 31° 29.016', W 85° 24.582'

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Old Center Methodist Church

The church was organized in 1859. The first building was a log structure located just NW of the present building. In the 1870's it was part of the Newton Circuit and was served by a minister who lived in the parsonage at Newton. He came by horseback and preached once a month. The second church was a wood structure. It was built from hand sawn timber. Mr. Taylor Harrison was head carpenter. In 1956, the current brick structure was built.

Old Center Cemetery

In 1858, Jehoiakim (Acom) and his wife Argent Gay Brannon gave ten acres of land for the church and cemetery. Acom was killed in May 1864 while serving in the Confederate Army. He is buried in the Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia. The oldest known grave is for William J. Cureton, a Revolutionary War soldier, who died in 1833. There are 14 known Civil War soldiers buried here as well as soldiers who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The cemetery has over 870 known graves. The Old Center Cemetery was listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register in 2007.
HM NumberHM1D2L
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, The Henry County Historical Group, Inc., and Friends of Center Methodist Church
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 651056 N 3484293
Decimal Degrees31.48360000, -85.40970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 29.016', W 85° 24.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 29' 0.96" N, 85° 24' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 970 Co Rd 89, Newville AL 36353, US
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