Valley Creek Presbyterian Church

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Valley Creek Presbyterian Church
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church.jpg
Valley Creek Presbyterian in 2008
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church is located in Alabama
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church is located in the US
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church
Nearest city Valley Grande, Alabama
Coordinates 32°28′14″N 87°1′28″W / 32.47056°N 87.02444°W / 32.47056; -87.02444Coordinates: 32°28′14″N 87°1′28″W / 32.47056°N 87.02444°W / 32.47056; -87.02444
Area 4.1 acres (1.7 ha)
Built 1857–1859
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 76000323[1]
Added to NRHP May 28, 1976

Valley Creek Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church in Valley Grande, Alabama, United States. The two-story red brick church building was built in the Greek Revival-style from 1857–1859. The sanctuary and a mezzanine level, formerly a slave gallery, are located on the upper floor.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1976, due to its architectural significance.[1]

History[edit]

The Valley Creek Presbyterian congregation was established in 1816 by eight families from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, making it the oldest Presbyterian congregation in Dallas County and one of the first established in what would become Alabama in 1819.[2] The founding family members were former congregants of the Rocky River Presbyterian Church, organized in 1751.[3][4] The Valley Creek Presbyterian congregation originally met in a wooden building, which was replaced by this brick structure.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. National Park Service, National Register Information System, March 13, 2009 version.
  2. ^ a b c "Historical Marker Program: Dallas County". The Alabama Historical Association. Alabama Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "History". Rocky River Presbyterian Church. Rocky River Presbyterian. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "History Timeline (see 1816)". Rocky River Presbyterian Church. Rocky River Presbyterian. Retrieved 9 November 2010.