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This historic church celebrated 110 years in September 2015

Serving God and Community since 1905…Celebrated 110 years in 2015

In September 1819 a beautiful valley in Alabama was settled by a a man by the name of William Roupes. This serene valley was thus named Roupes Valley. After the defeat of the Creek Indians(Red Sticks) by Andrew Jackson and his Tennessee volunteers, the valley was flooded by settlers from Georgia and South Carolina.


Tannehill community church

Tannehill community church (Old Kimbrell Methodist church)

One of the communities in Roupes valley was called Kimbrell named and settled after Two brothers John and Thomas Kimbrell, John operated a gristmill on the local Mud creek and Thomas was employed at the nearby Tannehill Ironworks.

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Interior of Tannehill Community Church (Old Kimbrell Methodist church)

In 1905 the community saw the importance in establishing a local Methodist congregation, thus the birth of Old Kimbrell Methodist church.

Did you know that religious persecution occurred in early America? Read about it in Faith and Courage by Alabama author Donna R. Causey

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About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

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7 comments

  1. B Monique Jeter

    Just imagine how many spiritual sacred sites to honor the Creator that were destroyed. God bless the original settlers the Creek Indians.

  2. Val Waldron Moreland

    The church my grandparents attended in Tunnel Springs Alabama will be celebrating its 175th anniversary on October 11, 2015. It is the Philadelphia Baptist Church. My grandparents are buried in the cemetery there. Its a beautiful church.

  3. […] at Village Springs, in the north-eastern portion, and extends down in a south-western direction to Roupe Valley, which has long been famous for its immense deposits of iron ore, and where the first iron was made […]

  4. […] at Village Springs, in the north-eastern portion, and extends down in a south-western direction to Roupe Valley, which has long been famous for its immense deposits of iron ore, and where the first iron was made […]

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