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Original Site of First Methodist Church of Austin

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
1. Original Site of First Methodist Church of Austin Marker
Inscription. Established in 1840 by the Rev. John Haynie (1786-1860), the First Methodist Church was Austinís second Protestant congregation. Services were held in temporary quarters until members erected their first meeting house in 1847 at this site, then the corner of Cedar Street and Congress Avenue. The Rev. Homer S. Thrall (1819-1894) was Pastor when the small frame church was built. Thirty-five doctors from around the state met here January 17-19, 1853, to organize the Texas Medical Association. In 1854 the Methodists moved to a new brick church on the corner of Brazos and Mulberry (now 10th) street.
 
Erected 1978 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11783.)
 
Location. 30° 15.982′ N, 97° 44.603′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Ave and E 4th St, on the right when traveling north on Congress Ave. Click for map. Northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Provident and Heierman Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scarbrough Building (about 600 feet away); Littlefield Building (about 700 feet away); Site of John Bremond & Company (about 700 feet away); Sixth Street (about 700 feet away); O. Henry Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Driskill Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  First United Methodist Church of Austin. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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