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Clay Methodist Cemetery - Clay, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 42.169 W 086° 36.094
16S E 536921 N 3729277
Quick Description: The Clay Methodist Cemetery historical marker is located in the cemetery.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2018 6:26:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMY7ZW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Clay Methodist Cemetery historical marker is a metal Alabama Historical Commission marker. It was placed by the Clay Historical Society and Clay United Methodist Church.
Marker Name: Clay Methodist Cemetery

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Local Methodist connections for Clay Methodist Church were Cedar Mountain Church and Shiloh Methodist Church. Samuel, a Revolutionary War soldier, was a notable member of these early churches. Many of his descendants are buried here. James Self traded the Shiloh Church building for property to construct a new frame building and cemetery in 1881.The first cemetery plot was opened the same year. Decorated with different symbols and style all graves face a traditional east-west direction. Clay Methodist Church was built in 1924, and the church has served the community for many years. A fieldstone sign remains in front of the cemetery. Today another sanctuary is used for services. The cemetery is still active. Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Registry March 29, 2017. Marker erected by Clay Historical Society and Clay United Methodist Church.

Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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