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Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel

 
 
Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
1. Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel Marker
Inscription. In 1836 Judge John Harper with 34 other Methodists from Harris County, Georgia settled here. They built a log structure on this site, the first church and school in Auburn. In 1856 church leaders inspired the Methodist Conference to open East Alabama Male College. It later became a state institution and named Auburn University in 1960. In 1899 this building was encased in brick and the pipe organ installed. It became a fellowship hall when the sanctuary was built in 1955. In 1992 it was restored and named Founder's Chapel.
 
Erected 2004 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Preservation Alliance of Auburn.
 
Location. 32° 36.385′ N, 85° 28.775′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Magnolia Avenue and South Gay Street, on the right when traveling east on East Magnolia Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 South Gay Street, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auburn - Alabama (about 700 feet away); Robert Wilton Burton
Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
2. Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel
(about 700 feet away); City Hall (about 700 feet away); Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn (about 700 feet away); Wittel Dormitory (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Auburn University Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lathe (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
More about this marker. Marker partially covered by church plantings.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of AUMC. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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