Historic Markers Across Alabama

Summerfield Methodist Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Main Street north of County Road 16, Valley Grande, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 30.957    W 087° 2.479
  32.51595    -87.04131666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Organized before 1837, first under charge of Charles McLeod and next, Asbury H. Shanks. Contract for present building was let October 23, 1844; dedicated October 5, 1845. Greenberry Garrett was Presiding Elder of Summerfield District. Original building committee composed of Greenberry Garrett, A. H. Mitchell, T. B. Goldsby, John Paulling, George A. B. Walker. Original trustees were George Childers, Noel Pitts, John Paulling, David Mims.

Here worshipped Bishop J. O. Andrew and other prominent Methodist leaders and educators. This church absorbed the congregation at Childers Chapel, south of this site, where a Medthodist congregation existed as early as 1824.

End of Summerfield Methodist Church