Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Methodism in Lexington / First United Methodist Church
Methodism in Lexington
Revs. James Haw and Benjamin Ogden were sent in 1786 to Ky. to organize Methodists. In 1789, Rev. Francis Poythress established the Lexington Society of Methodists, now the First United Methodist Church. It was the first Methodist station in Kentucky and was one of the first 100 Methodist churches in the U.S.
First United Methodist Church
Lexington Methodists purchased this land, and, in 1840-41, built their new church. The sanctuary, built in 1907, is the 4th house of worship here. Five of its ministers were elected as bishops, including the 1st woman elected from Kentucky in 2012. It is the founding church of at least seven Methodist churches & missions & St. Paul AME Church.
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2414.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 2.776′ N, 84° 30.013′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West High Street (Kentucky Route 1974) and South Upper Street, on the left when traveling Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W. High St., Lexington KY 40507, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Davis (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Race Course (about 800 feet away); Fayette County (about 800 feet away); Fayette County World War I Memorial (about 800 feet away); John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Inauguration (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Vice President (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . . First United Methodist Church. (Submitted on November 19, 2013.)
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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