Historic Markers Across Alabama

Childers Chapel

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on County Road 37 north of County Road 65, Valley Grande, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 29.198    W 087° 3.057
  32.48663333    -87.05095
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNCC7


Established circa 1819 as Childers Meeting House on land given by George Childers. Patent for the land was issued to George Childers March 16, 1819. This Methodist Church was later known as Childers Chapel. Church burned in 1842. Congregation rebuilt church in Valley Creek (Summerfield), construction beginning October 25, 1845. This site has continued as the burying ground for the Summerfield Methodist Church congregation and the early families of the Summerfield Community. The Church was originally a part of the Cahawba Circuit and was placed in the Montgomery District in 1837/38.

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