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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Johnís United Methodist Church

 
 
St. Johnís United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. St. Johnís United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. As early as 1871, pioneer Swedish settlers near Union Hill (4 mi. S), also known as the Brushy area, were holding Methodist worship services in homes. In 1882 they formally organized as a Swedish Methodist Episcopal church. The congregation moved to this site in 1906, when the present native stone sanctuary was completed. The name St. Johnís was adopted in 1939, and regular Swedish language services ended in the 1940s. Church programs, however, continue to reflect the ideals, traditions and rich heritage of the pioneer founders.
 
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13923.)
 
Location. 30° 37.995′ N, 97° 40.487′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on University Avenue (State Highway 29) east of Myrtle Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 E University Ave, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.C. and Mattie Hughes Cody House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Irvine House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Georgetown
St. Johnís United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. St. Johnís United Methodist Church
(about 400 feet away); W.Y. Penn Home (about 400 feet away); J. A. McDougle Home (about 400 feet away); Negro Fine Arts School (about 500 feet away); Original Site of Southwestern University (about 600 feet away); Jessie Daniel Ames (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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