Historic Markers Across Alabama

Grace Episcopal Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 906 Pike Road, Mount Meigs, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 21.309    W 086° 5.704
  32.35515    -86.09506666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDB6K


In the late 1850s the cluster of Episcopal families around Mt. Meigs undertook to build a church and engaged Pennsylvania architect Joseph W. Pierson to prepare the plans. The plans were submitted in April 1861, but due to the hardships caused by the Civil War and its aftermath, it was over 30 years before the church was actually built. Finally becoming a reality in 1893, Grace Church was constructed according to Pierson's original plans in the "Gothic Revival" style popular for rural Episcopal churches all across the South during the 1850s. The auxiliary buildings and the church gardens are of a much more recent construction to reflect the style of the original sanctuary.

End of Grace Episcopal Church