Oak Bowery

Oak Bowery (HM1CDH)

Location: Honoraville, AL 36042 Butler County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 55.246', W 86° 29.694'

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In March 1863 Francis and Sarah Sheppard gave 3 acres of land to Methodist Episcopal Church South as a place for worship and burial. 2 more acres given by Alexander and Mary Sheppard Oct. 1868. Property sold to County Line Primitive Baptist Church May 1907, with cemeteries excepted. This church relocated to Fort Deposit in early 1920's and building was then used by a black congregation. Vacant for many years, structure was destroyed by strong winds in 1981. Cemeteries are still tended by Sheppard descendants and a reunion is held the first Saturday of June each year. Marker erected on church site by Oak Bowery Memorial Cemetery Association, June 4, 1983.
Year Placed1983
Placed ByOak Bowery Memorial Cemetery Association
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 547750 N 3531764
Decimal Degrees31.92076667, -86.49490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 55.246', W 86° 29.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 55' 14.76" N, 86° 29' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 551-593 Unnamed Road, Honoraville AL 36042, US
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