Big Creek United Methodist Church / Joseph Watford Revolutionary War Veteran

Big Creek United Methodist Church / Joseph Watford Revolutionary War Veteran (HM1E4W)

Location: Cottonwood, AL 36320 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 4.534', W 85° 25.897'

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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.

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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.
HM NumberHM1E4W
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Dothan Landmarks Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 649617 N 3439033
Decimal Degrees31.07556667, -85.43161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 4.534', W 85° 25.897'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 4' 32.04" N, 85° 25' 53.82" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9585 Houston County 203, Cottonwood AL 36320, US
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