Newville Baptist Church / Newville Baptist Church Cemetery

Newville Baptist Church / Newville Baptist Church Cemetery (HM1D24)

Location: Newville, AL 36353 Henry County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 25.39', W 85° 20.286'

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Newville Baptist Church

A small Baptist congregation met under a brush arbor in 1876, near what later became the village of Wells which grew into the town of Newville, Alabama. A log church called Center was erected in 1881; it stood about 500 yards from the present church. Sunday School was organized in 1890. Farmer's Union Grange Hall, a two story building, was later constructed — Center Church held meetings on the first floor. Center became the Newville Baptist Church in 1911. Grange Hall was torn down and a new frame church was built in 1913. The present brick church was built in 1923. Additions were added in 1951 and 1958.

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Newville Baptist Church Cemetery

James M. and Catherine Wells donated one half acre of land in 1887, for the site of the church and cemetery. The oldest known grave is William Y. Kirkland who died April 10, 1891. The church paid W. M. Harris fifty dollars in 1901 for two and one-half acres of land for the cemetery. In 1947, burial spaces were sold for 25 cents a square foot. Nancy Price gave the church one acre of land for the cemetery in 1958. There are over 700 marked and unmarked graves. The Newville Cemetery was listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register in 2005.
HM NumberHM1D24
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, The Henry County Historical Group and Friends of Newville Baptist Church and Cemetery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 657960 N 3477695
Decimal Degrees31.42316667, -85.33810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.39', W 85° 20.286'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 23.40" N, 85° 20' 17.16" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-338 Co Rd 7, Newville AL 36353, US
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