Uniontown Churches

Quin Chapel AME Church, Uniontown, Alabama
Quin Chapel AME Church, Uniontown, Alabama

Uniontown, Alabama was a plantation community that evolved into a trading center as wealthy eastern planters bought large tracts of nearby land in the 19th century.  It was named after Uniontown, Maryland, which was the former home of one of the early wealthy settlers of the area.  There are several buildings detailed on the town’s National Register listing, including a few churches.  The black members of the Uniontown Methodist Church shown below withdrew after the end of the War Between the States and started meeting in a brush arbor near the location of their current church.  Their first building was destroyed in a storm and they built the church above in 1902.  It has a unique side steeple and Gothic arched windows.

Uniontown United Methodist Church, Uniontown, Alabama
Uniontown United Methodist Church, Uniontown, Alabama

The United Methodist Church is the oldest church in Uniontown (circa 1857) and is a Greek Revival brick building.  The church is largely original except the addition of stained glass windows added during a renovation in 1921.  It also had a larger steeple, but was replaced with a smaller one when its weight started creating cracks in the walls.

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