Historic Markers Across Alabama

Cherry Street African Methodist Episcopal Church

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: at the Church, 308 North Cherry Street, Dothan, Alabama.
County: Houston
Coordinates: N 31° 13.629    W 085° 23.238
  31.22715    -85.3873
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKMJ2


On this site in 1877 Gaines Chapel Church was organized. A wooden structure was erected adjacent to an existing graveyard. In 1891 and 1901 additional land was purchased. In 1908 the present building was dedicated. This structure was of early twentieth century design. At this time its name was changed to Cherry Street AME Church. The Church has been declared the "Mother Church" of the AME denomination in the State of Alabama. Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Dothan Landmarks Foundation, 1979.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date: October 28, 1979

End of Cherry Street African Methodist Episcopal Church