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First United Methodist Church

 
 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 26, 2008
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1826, the Reverend Thomas Neely organized Jackson's First Methodist Church. Its first house of worship was built in 1831 on the southeast corner of Church and Chester Streets. During the Civil War, Union forces used the church's 1851 edifice as a hospital and stable. In 1870, First Methodist played a major role in organizing the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, which is now known as the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. This sanctuary formally opened on September 6, 1914.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 56.)
 
Location. 35° 36.775′ N, 88° 49.036′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on South Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Church Street, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Crockett (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1873-1939 / Anderson, Clayton & Company (about 700 feet away); Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andersons & Claytons Memorial
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 26, 2008
2. First United Methodist Church
(approx. 0.2 miles away); General Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Riverside Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Jackson Spoke Here (approx. half a mile away); The Electro Chalybeate Well (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 26, 2008
3. First United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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