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Verbena United Methodist Church
U.S. Historic district
Verbena UMC in July 2011
|Location||US 31, Verbena, Alabama|
|Part of||Verbena (ID76002238)|
|Verbena United Methodist Church|
|Location||P.O. Box 7, Verbena, AL 36091|
|Bishop(s)||Bishop Paul L. Leeland|
|Pastor(s)||Rev. Jody Hill|
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. Jody Hill .
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.
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