Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Marker ID: AHC 
County: Limestone
Waymark: None


This faith was organized in Dickson County, Tenn., Feb. 4, 1810, as an outgrowth of the Great Religious Revival of 1800. Its founders were ministers of the Presbyterian Church who rejected the doctrine of election & reprobation. They formulated & published a "Brief Statement" setting forth the points wherein Cumberland Presbyterians dissented from the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Robert Donnell, one of the founding fathers of the church, was preaching in this area as early as 1810. About 1834 he moved from Tenn. to Mooresville & was largely responsible for the early growth of the faith locally.

Mary Ann Walton, a local benefactor, died in 1899 willing much of her estate in trust to the Presbytery. Her will was contested & upheld three times by the Ala. Supreme Court in Woodroof vs. Hundley.

End of The Cumberland Presbyterian Church