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First United Methodist Church — (1822) - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 48.197 W 087° 40.605
16S E 438097 N 3851436
Quick Description: This historic marker is located in front of the church on the corner of East Tuscaloosa and North Seminary Streets, Florence, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2013 2:08:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMHG1G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 0

Long Description:



First United Methodist Church
(1822)


Established September 8, 1822 in a log house on the west side of town by Revs. John Cox and John Kerr. Cox and wife, Frances Langley had been affiliated with the Wesleys in England. Second meeting place was in Farmer's Cobbler Shop on West Mobile Street. The third house of worship was build at the present site in 1827. It was replaced in 1835, and again in 1904 with a brick structure that burned in 1920. Present church was built in 1924 and renovated in 1968.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Marker Name: First United Methodist Church — (1822)

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
This is an active church. Their web site is at: http://www.fumcflorence.org/


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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