157 Willis UM Church, Willis, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 30° 25.524 W 095° 28.890
15R E 261655 N 3368538
Quick Description: One of the oldest churches in Montgomery County, the Willis United Methodist church received its plaque on April 23, 1989, designating it as No. 157 by the General Commission on Archives and History.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2011 7:12:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMAJYR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
Methodists first met in a school in Willis during the mid 1870's. Present sanctuary was begun in 1877 and completed in 1879. The bell for the steeple was given by an early pioneer citizen, Capt. T. W. Smith. The pews and chancel rail made by cabinetmaker E. A. Anderson.

In 1966, the First Methodist Church was named as a recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee with the placing of a medallion and plaque on the building. In 1989 it was designated an historic United Methodist site.

Sources: Texas Historical Society Atlas and church website.
Type of marker: Numbered

UMC Historic Site #: 157

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