The original church building was constructed in 1857 on the present site of land. The current building was completed in 1882 and was an active church until 1998. The church continues to have an annual homecoming service that brings back descendants of its members each year.
This church is a small front-gabled, weatherboarded building with residual Greek Revival influences. It has an integral recessed pedimented front porch supported by six columns. The building has two front doors with three-light transoms and “peaked” Greek Revival door surrounds. On the roof is an octagonal steeple belltower with fixed louvered vents and a lightning rod.
The interior of the church has been altered little since the building was constructed and features light fixtures believed to be from the original 1857 church building.
This church is a contributing property to the Furman Historic District that was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on May 13, 1999. It is also included in Alabama Tapestry of Historic Places, published by the Alabama Historical Commission.
This church is located on Freedom Farm Road across the street from the Furman Post Office which is approximately 150 yards north of the intersection of and Highway 21 and Freedom Farm Road Road (Furman Methodist Church – Google Maps)
Sources: 1) NRHP “Furman Historic District” Registration Form; 2) Alabama Tapestry of Historic Places, published by the Alabama Historical Commission.