Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton
The First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton is the oldest congregation in the bounds of the original Village of Bradenton and the oldest south of Tampa. In 1885, land was deeded to five trustees for the planned Braidentown Presbyterian Church. Meanwhile, the future congregants met for Sunday School on a dock at the west end of Prospect Avenue, today’s 15th Street West. The Church body was constituted April 4, 1886 with thirteen members by the Reverend James Shearer, Evangelist of St. Johns Presbytery. PCUS. Services were held at the “Duckwall House” on the river on Old Main Street, now 12th Street. In 1887 William B. Tresca began construction of the first church building, on the south side of Manatee Avenue and east of present 9th street. The first church officers elected were David Duckwell as Elder, with W.O. Wilson and C.O. Muller, Deacons.
Erected by Manatee County Historical Commission.
Location. 27° 29.738′ N, 82° 34.554′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street West and Manatee Avenue West (Florida Route 64), on the right when traveling south on 15th Street West. Click for map. Marker is across the street from the sanctuary building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1402 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton FL 34205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Carnegie Library Bradenton Depot (approx. half a mile away); Major Adams Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lincoln High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Town of Manatee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Manatee Mineral Spring (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Florida Cracker Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Wiggins Store (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bradenton.
Also see . . . First Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on March 20, 2015.)
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