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St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard - Faunsdale, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 32° 26.183 W 087° 36.541
16S E 442748 N 3588970
Quick Description: Historical marker for cemetery and church near Faunsdale.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2009 3:40:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM7M3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 15

Long Description:

Text of marker:

St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard

 1844 - Dr. Thomas & Louisa Harrison gave acre of their Faunsdale Plantation for a log church designated Union Parish.
 1852 - name changed to St. Michael's Parish.
 1855 - slave artisans Peter Lee and Joe Glasgow built Gothic Revival-style church.
 1888 - church disassembled and moved to town of Faunsdale.
 1932 - destroyed by tornado; much of the interior wood salvaged for new brick church building.
 Northern part of churchyard has graves of slave communicants.
 Oldest marked grave - Dr. Harrison - 1858
 
Marker Name: St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Further information is available at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faunsdale_Plantation


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2001

Marker Number: Not listed

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