#557 - First United Methodist Church - Brenham, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 30° 10.222 W 096° 23.887
14R E 750559 N 3340523
Quick Description: The actual marker for this congregation was not on display on the outside.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2021 4:20:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM14W1D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Historical Marker:

Brenham's first church; was established year Brenham founded, 1844. Early member R. B. Wells wrote and published "Christian Advocate", church magazine of Texas Methodists here in 1846. By 1868 church had reached such stature that the Texas Methodist Conference met here. Group built Giddings Memorial Church in 1879 to honor J. D. Giddings, early settler who organized church.

In 1939 merged with Fourth Street Methodist Church, German Methodist group which began in 1872 as New Mission Field. German group established Blinn College in 1883.
Type of marker: Numbered

UMC Historic Site #: 557

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