First Methodist Church of Pittsburg
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N 32° 59.776 W 094° 57.992
15S E 316272 N 3652590
Quick Description: Located near the front entrance of the church.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/4/2009 6:29:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM7TY2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member clayj
Views: 3

Marker Number: 9796

Marker Text:
The charter members of this church, organized in 1857 by the Rev. J. W. Harvey Hamill, included Major and Mrs. w. H. Pitts and others in the Pitts family, for whom this town was named. The congregation worshipped first in a log structure, then shared a 2-story frame building with the Masonic Lodge. A larger frame sanctuary was erected in 1888-89. It was replaced by this brick prairie style church, constructed (1904-05) during the pastorate of the Rev. E. L. Shettles. In 1953 the educational wing was added. In 1957, the fellowship's centennial year, membership was 546. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976


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