Organized 1808In October, 1808, the Western Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church sent James Gwinn, a circuit rider, to the "great bend" of the Tennessee River to formalize existing Methodist Societies. He organized the Flint Circuit to serve frontier settlers in southern Tennessee and Madison County, Mississippi Territory. The first meetings of the Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church were held in a private home. In late 1819 legislation was enacted which permitted churches to own land and, in 1820, a one-half-acre plot of land known as Shiloh was purchased. An adjoining one-acre plot was added in 1876 to construct a new church. That building burned in the mid 1890's. Its replacement was destroyed by fire in 1931. The present edifice was then constructed. Shiloh remained as a circuit charge until 1953, when it began full-time worship services with B.M. McElroy as pastor. Shiloh provided a school for the community until 1917.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 548031 N 3847649|
|Decimal Degrees||34.76988333, -86.47510000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 46.193', W 86° 28.506'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 46' 11.58" N, 86° 28' 30.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 484 Ryland Pike, Huntsville AL 35811, US|
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