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Shingle Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery

Shingle Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 01/23/2018
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Around 1865, in what is now Osceola County, in the area now known as Shingle Creek, a group of settlers including Henry Overstreet, were forming the Shingle Creek Methodist Church.

2420 Old Vineland Rd
Kissimmee , FL 34746
Phone: (407) 973-3598
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 28.315596
Lon: -81.46395100000001

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 2
Evidence: 6
Resources: 3
Retrievals: 13202
Vistor Rating: 1.0
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In 1865, the Civil War was ending. The New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters on Wall Street. The first U.S. pipeline carrying oil was laid in Pennsylvania.

And, in what is now Osceola County, in the area now known as Shingle Creek, a group of settlers including Henry Overstreet, were forming the Shingle Creek Methodist Church.

The church is celebrating 150 years, but for the most part, it is business as usual in the small community church, said Pastor Arch Fisher, the 52nd individual to hold its pastor title.

No one knows the exact date the church, now located at 2420 Old Vineland Road in Kissimmee, got started, but a congregation of some sort occurred in the area between 1856 and 1860, with the church itself beginning soon afterward.

It was Overstreet, one of the earliest pioneers in Central Florida, who essentially got things started when he, his wife, Mary, and their eight children came to the area in a covered wagon from Georgia.

Overstreet and the other residents originally had worship services under a brush arbor they erected with the first wooden church following. He deeded the 10 acres for the church and cemetery. According to historical records, it had split log floors, and the Overstreets were the church's first members. A circuit-riding preacher named Rev. R.L Reaves served as the first minister.

The log church eventually burned and, in 1893, was replaced with a plank building that over the years was also used as a school. It also was not an organized church until that year. While Rev. J.A. Hendry was pastor, the wooden sanctuary was built and a Methodist Episcopal Church South was organized and was recognized as Shingle Creek Church. The wooden sanctuary was used until 1964, when the current sanctuary was built.

While the original building is gone, the Shingle Creek Cemetery, located behind the church, remains. Some of the grave markers date back to the mid 1800s, with names that are familiar to long-time Osceola residents - Bronson, Yates, Spence, Tyner, Padgett, Ivey, Overstreet, Keen, Lemons, Short, Prescott, Ingram, Prevatt, Cromarties, Johnston, Burkhart, Steffee, Iverson. Members of the Shingle Creek community are still using the cemetery.

In 1968, the Methodist churches merged with the Evangelical Brethren Church becoming the United Methodist Church.

Added by: sdonley on 01/23/2018 DB#:380


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

Join Family Shine Paranormal (Andrew Roy) as we uncover the rich history behind Shingle Creek Cemetery. Join Andrew Roy as he begin's his first ever full episode of F.S. Paranormal. What will Andrew find out from within the oldest cemetery in all of Osceola County, Florida?

This video contains historical information and video from his paranormal investigation

Added by: sdonley on 01/23/2018 DB#:1374

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2707 01/23/2018 sdonley The apparition of a Confederate Soldier has been known to guard the cemetery at night.
2708 01/23/2018 sdonley Investigators have captured voices and sounds on recordings.

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CLAIM #: 2708 - Investigators have captured voices and sounds on recordings.

Evidence Type: Video
Encounter Type: EVP
Hauting Type: Unknown
Investigation Status: More Investigation Needed
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Submitted By: sdonley On: 01/23/2018
DBA Approved: Y

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Church listing on The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church web site.
Shingle Creek Cemetery in Kissimmee, Florida - Find A Grave Cemetery
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