Historic Markers Across Alabama

Big Creek United Methodist Church

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Houston County Route 115, ten miles south of The Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Alabama.
County: Houston
Coordinates: N 31° 04.534    W 085° 25.897
  31.07556666    -85.43161666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFD1R


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.

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.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Dothan Landmarks Foundation, 1979.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date: October 21, 1979

End of Big Creek United Methodist Church