Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School

Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School (HMHGM)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35209 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.938', W 86° 46.722'

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This cemetery is the final resting place of many of Shades Valley's pioneer residents. A few of the earliest headstones date from the mid-1850s. Descendants of these settlers helped mold the cities of Mountain Brook and Homewood. Located on property to the east of the cemetery was the Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church building which was completed in 1874 on property donated by Pleasant H. Watkins. This church was founded in 1867 near the Irondale Furnace and moved to Union Hill in 1873. After extensive renovation to the church in 1928, the name changed to Canterbury Methodist Episcopal Church. Union Hill School opened in the church soon after its completion. The school closed on the opening of Shades Cahaba School. The church was torn down when Highway 280 was improved.
Placed ByBirmingham-Jefferson Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 520559 N 3704778
Decimal Degrees33.48230000, -86.77870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.938', W 86° 46.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 56.28" N, 86° 46' 43.32" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-498 Union Hill Dr, Birmingham AL 35209, US
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