Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery

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Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery
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Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery is located in Alabama
Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery
Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery is located in the US
Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery
Nearest city Gainestown, Alabama
Coordinates 31°26′31″N 87°41′40″W / 31.44194°N 87.69444°W / 31.44194; -87.69444Coordinates: 31°26′31″N 87°41′40″W / 31.44194°N 87.69444°W / 31.44194; -87.69444
Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1911
Architectural style Front gable with steeple
MPS Clarke County MPS
NRHP Reference # 99000889[1]
Added to NRHP July 28, 1999

The Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery is a historic United Methodist Church building and its adjacent cemetery in Gainestown, Alabama, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999, due to its architectural significance.

History[edit]

Gainestown Methodist Church was founded in 1819 by Reverend Joshua Wilson. A two-story church building was constructed in 1854 with the church auditorium on the lower floor and a Masonic lodge meeting room on the upper. That building was severely damaged by a tornado in 1911. It was rebuilt in that same year as a one-story building, using as much salvaged material from the original building as was possible.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Burrage, Joyce White (1998). Clarke County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7524-0400-4.