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Jacksonville in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Methodist Episcopal Church

Jacksonville, Oregon

 
 
Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 22, 2014
1. Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated
the first Sunday in
January, 1855

First church built in
Rogue River Valley

Tablet placed by
Crater Lake Chapter
Daughters of
the American Revolution
1932

 
Erected 1932 by Crater Lake Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.91′ N, 122° 57.922′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of North 5th Street and East D Street, on the left when traveling north on North 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 North 5th Street, Jacksonville OR 97530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catholic Rectory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rich Gulch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cuthbert Building (approx. 4.8 miles away); City of Gold Hill
Methodist Episcopal Church - Additional Memorial Plaque Located on the Church Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 22, 2014
2. Methodist Episcopal Church - Additional Memorial Plaque Located on the Church Lawn
Dedicated to the memory of Rev. Joseph S. Smith and the noble pioneers who organized this church June 1, 1854
(approx. 9.1 miles away); The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. A History of St. Andrew's Traditional Episcopal Church. St. Andrews presents a history of the church: "What we now have at St. Andrew's is an inheritance from the past, for in the beginning it was the Methodist Church, who built the present building and carried on services of worship from the years 1853 until 1928. Here is their story: The spring of 1853 saw a large religious element arrive in Southern Oregon, largely from the Middle West. A section of this immigration came to be called the "Preachers Train" because of the large number of ministers it contained. In this immigration was the Reverend Joseph Smith, who became the first minister. Under his leadership erection of the Methodist Church began, but it was not finished until 1854, with Reverend Fletcher Royal as the pastor and guiding force. An interesting story is told that Fletcher Royal made a deal with the miners in a saloon located near the church to give their winnings to a building
Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker - Courtesy of the Library of Congress image. Click for full size.
By Jack Boucher, 1971
3. Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker - Courtesy of the Library of Congress
fund for the erection of the church. However, this is only a story and doubtless others also contributed. It is worth noting that James Cluggage, who took the first gold out of Jacksonville, donated the lot. In 1854, two years after the discovery of gold on Daisy Creek in Jacksonville, the Methodist Church was completed by James McDonough and Thomas Pyle, who had a successful carpenter shop in town. The church was the first religious edifice in Jacksonville and believed to be the first church in Southern Oregon. An 1852 map of Jacksonville located the Methodist Church on the southwest corner of California and Third Street. Apparently it was partially constructed on that site 1853; but was removed to the spot where it now stands finished by Reverend Fletcher Royal. It was recorded that Mrs. Royal and a Mrs. Ovserbeck raised money for the building by going from gold camp to gold camp."
(Submitted on December 22, 2015.) 

2. Methodist Episcopal Church, Fifth & D Streets, Jacksonville, Jackson County, OR. The Historic American Buildings Survey record for the Methodist Episcopal Church. Includes several photos and a short history. (Submitted on December 22, 2015.) 
 
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Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 22, 2014
4. Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker
The structure was a Methodist Episcopal church from 1854 to 1928. It is now St. Andrews Anglican Church.
The marker is visible here on the left corner of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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