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Anderson in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The First Methodist Church in Anderson Was Built Here

 
 
The First Methodist Church in Anderson was Built Here 1827 - 1977 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, April 1, 2006
1. The First Methodist Church in Anderson was Built Here 1827 - 1977 Marker
Inscription. —1827–1977— The pioneer Methodist Church of Anderson began meeting in homes in 1821 and was organized as a congregation in 1827. Their first primitive log church was on the southwest corner of 11th and Delaware Streets. In 1849 a new church was constructed on the northeast corner of 11th and Meridian. During 1871 the congregation moved into a new church located on the southeast corner of 11th and Meridian and it remained until the congregation built at 12th and Jackson Streets in 1900. This building was destroyed by fire on December 22, 1960 and on April 4, 1965 a new church was constructed on the same site.

John Wesley's words live on: "Is thy heart right, as my heart is with thine! I ask no further question. If it be, give me thy hand. For opinions or terms, let us not destroy the work of God. Dost thou love and serve God? It is enough. I give thee the right hand of fellowship."
 
Location. 40° 6.302′ N, 85° 40.918′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Brown-Delaware Street and West 11th Street, on the right when traveling south on Brown-Delaware Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson IN 46016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers
Long shot, showing the marker and its surroundings. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 16, 2007
2. Long shot, showing the marker and its surroundings.
are within walking distance of this marker. Public Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic West Eighth Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison County Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Anderson Street Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madison County Historic Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
This site is now being used for the Chamber of Commerce Building. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 16, 2007
3. This site is now being used for the Chamber of Commerce Building.
Next to the marker is a Pioneer Cemetery marker for "Tharpe Cemetery (which has since been moved)." There is a lot of good information on it here: http://www.cemeteries-madison-co-in.com/west_maplewood_cemetery.htm
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,040 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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