The marker reads: "COLUMBIA METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH., SOUTH -- On June 26, 1883, a Good Templers Lodge was organized at the church with about 25 members to promote temperance in the community. Prominent church members have included: Rev. Alpheus Reid Adams (1859-1933), a Methodist preacher of early churches in Barbour and (old) Henry County; Dr. John Fletcher Yarbrough (1864-1950), who was involved in work to eradicate pellagra; Mr. William L. Lee (1873-1944), a distinguished attorney who served southeast Alabama; Bishop Clare Purcell (1884-1964) who was elected President of the Council of Bishops; and Dr. William Graham Echols (1892-1982), minister and professor of religion at a number of colleges and universities. ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION S.A. AND GERRY WILLIAMS AND THE COLUMBIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2009". Historic Chattahoochee Commission Alabama-Georgia emblem at the top of the sign.
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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Historical markers --- Alabama --- Houston County; Columbia (Ala.); Churches and synagogues