Verbena United Methodist Church

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Verbena United Methodist Church
Verbena United Methodist Church July 2011.jpg
Verbena UMC in July 2011
Location US 31, Verbena, Alabama
Coordinates 32°44′58″N 86°30′45″W / 32.74944°N 86.51250°W / 32.74944; -86.51250Coordinates: 32°44′58″N 86°30′45″W / 32.74944°N 86.51250°W / 32.74944; -86.51250
Built 1877
Part of Verbena (#76002238[1])
Verbena United Methodist Church
Location P.O. Box 7, Verbena, AL 36091
Denomination United Methodist
Diocese Alabama-West Florida
District Montgomery-Prattville
Bishop(s) Bishop Paul L. Leeland
Pastor(s) Rev. E. Hunter Pugh

Verbena United Methodist Church was the first church constructed in Verbena, Alabama in 1877. Originally part of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the church is now a United Methodist congregation. The current minister is Rev. Barbara Stauffer-Brewi.[2]


In the late 1870s and 1880s many families fled the city of Montgomery, Alabama in fear of Yellow Fever outbreaks. Some stayed in hotels, but many promenient families built summer homes in Verbena. Not only did the new residents build hotels, stores and schools, but also churches. The Methodist Church was the first church constructed in Verbena in 1877, and the original white frame structure is still used as the Sanctuary today.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to Verbena United Methodist Church". Verbena United Methodist Church. Retrieved 21 January 2012.