#DNBHistoricalchurches

 

Discover North Baldwin: Historical Churches 

 


Latham Methodist Church

Latitude:  31.100719
Longitude: -87.82670000000002

 

59980 Hwy 59 N.                           
Stockton, AL 36579

251-937-7056

Built in 1906, this chapel is a beautiful historic church, ideal for weddings and is on the Historic Register. In 1990 the chapel became a fellowship hall. The building contains the original wooden pews. The stained glass windows were originally packed in sawdust and brought across the river from Mobile by steamboat. Adjacent to the chapel is a cemetery dating back to 1895.

Worship services are held at 9:30 am on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday mornings with an evening vesper service the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. The Southern Gospel music and reflections on the Holy Scriptures will remind all of the evening church services with grandpa and grandma! 

During the school year, they have "Grits & Gospel"- 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 8 a.m. at Latham- a country style breakfast with an hour of Bible study together - nondenominational group of great people! 
They actively support "Repair Baldwin”, a local mission group sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries that funds and supports home repair throughout North Baldwin

The chapel is located 8 miles north of Stockton in a lovely wooded area.


Montgomery Hill Baptist Church

County Highway 80
Stockton, AL 36579

Built in 1854, it is the oldest working church in Baldwin County. The building was constructed in the Greek revival style with wooden pegs at a cost of $1,400.00. Square nails were later added for strength. The original front door key is kept in an artifact case at the front of the building. The pews, which are still in use, are the original pine board seats. It is listed on the National Register. There is a historical cemetery and original slave loft there as well.

          


Montpellier Methodist Church

Latitude:  30.969606
Longitude: -87.86867380000001

 

51233 State Highway 225
Stockton, AL 36579

 

Built in 1895, this church is typical of rural churches that dotted North Baldwin at the turn of the century. It served as the home of the annual district meetings of the local Methodist churches which were held each fall. While an active church, the congregation was led by the visiting Methodist minister from Stockton who, early on, traveled by horseback to Blacksher to conduct services every other Sunday.
 

The church was donated and moved to Bicentennial Park in 2013. To see pictures of the how they moved the church, click: https://www.facebook.com/media


Stockton United Methodist Church

Latitude:  31.0039978
Longitude: -87.85332460000001

53370 Hwy 59 N                                         
Stockton, AL

251-937-7056

  • Wednesday night Bible Study is held each week at Stockton 6:30 pm.
  • The 2nd Thursday of each month we have a covered dish fellowship dinner together at Stockton beginning at 6 p.m.
  • They actively support "Repair Baldwin”, a local mission group sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries that funds and supports home repair throughout North Baldwin. 
  • Placed on the National Historic Register in 1988.

Directions:North of I-65 on Highway 59. (Located one mile north of the iconic Stagecoach Restaurant.)