455 - First United Methodist Church - Iredell, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 31° 59.087 W 097° 52.288
14R E 606617 N 3539306
Quick Description: One story brick church with steeple. Services are Sunday at 11 a.m.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2017 2:55:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMWN7A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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In 1869, Methodists in the Iredell area began worshipping at Hester Schoolhouse, a building used by both Baptists and Methodists for services. The Rev. Peter W. Gravis served as pastor. Two years later, the Methodist congregation moved to Wills Chapel, a half mile east of present Iredell, on land donated by Dr. J.S. Wills for a church and campground.

In the late 1870s, members moved the Wills Chapel to a site in town. The growing Methodist Church increased in membership and in facilities throughout the next 100 years. Members also established programs and groups to support the congregation and the local community.
Type of marker: Numbered

UMC Historic Site #: 455

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