Boyleston United Methodist Church

boyleston UMC

on Johnson Avenue stands opposite the many monuments, artillery pieces and historic tablets that were erected in the median to commemorate the one-time Camp Sheridan. I’ve been told that the church, which looks entirely too large for any other existence, served as the chapel for the camp and the Buckeye Division. My wife’s aunt married a member of the Buckeye Division, Raymond Mercer, who settled in Montgomery at war’s end; he became one of my favorite in-laws. The famous F. Scott Fitzgerald was also stationed at Camp Sheridan when he met (later married) the wild Zelda Sayre, then a high school student, later dubbed “America’s first Flapper”.  Perhaps Ray Mercer attended here, but I can’t believe the self-centered Scott Fitzgerald ever did.

-Charles Humphries

Facebook Comments

Website Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *