Historic Markers Across Alabama

Headland Presbyterian Church

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Located off U.S. Highway 431 at 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan AL
County: Houston
Coordinates: N 31° 17.378    W 085° 22.18
  31.28963333    -85.36966666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKMHD


Organized on July 8, 1897 by the commission of South Alabama Presbytery. From the original seventeen members, J.D. Jones, N. M. McDonald, and I. M. Barton were elected ruling elders and Dr. Charles Sporman, D. R. Redding, and W. R. McDonald were elected deacons. A site on Scott Street, one block south of the square, was donated by Dr. Sporman and a building committee was appointed. $240 was subscribed for building materials from the membership. Around turn-of-the-century, a businessman by the name of Priced moved to Headland and joined the church. He offered to provide most of the labor and materials for the building.

The East Alabama Presbytery announced in Montgomery on October 13, 1908 that "By special help from Montgomery First Church and Dothan, the congregation at Headland was encouraged to build and has just completed a lovely church 35 x 35 and owe no man anything except to love one another." The membership declined and on September 18, 1966 the Church was dissolved by the Presbytery. The building was donated to Landmark Park by Mr. Sporman Knowles and moved to its present site in 1983. The church was then restored and furnished with the help of the Headland Community and other friends of Landmarks.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Dothan Landmarks Foundation, 1985.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date: September 15, 1985

End of Headland Presbyterian Church