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Near Lake City in Columbia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery

 
 
Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
1. Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Earliest known records indicate a Baptist congregation worshipped at this site until 1866, when the church became Methodist. The church continues regular worship services (as it has since its founding) and is open to visitors. The original log structure was replaced in the 1880s by the present wood frame building.

This site was donated for use as a church by the heirs of Thomas D. Dicks. It is part of a tract of land he acquired in 1855 from Florida IIF soon after his arrival here from South Carolina with his wife Rebecca Manker Dicks.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, April 4, 1996

 
Location. 30° 15.763′ N, 82° 40.133′ W. Marker is near Lake City, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Northwest Falling Creek Road (County Road 131) 1.2 miles north of US Highway 41 (State Road 100), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located directly in front of the Falling Creek Church, just to the left of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1290 Northwest Falling Creek Road, Lake City FL 32055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Bargaining Chip (approx. 0.3 miles away); Falling Creek Falls
Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker (<i>wide view; church doors in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
2. Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery Marker (wide view; church doors in background)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Apalachee Trail (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alligator (approx. 5.4 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); White Springs (approx. 7 miles away); Wars and Conflicts in White Springs (approx. 7 miles away); Florida’s Original Tourist Destination (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted horizontally atop a waist-high stone pedestal.
 
Regarding Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery. (From nearby related "Falling Creek Falls" marker.) The church property was acquired by Thomas Dicks in 1855 for $.50 an acre from the Florida Internal Improvement Trust Fund. A log church was built on this site and served the community until 1885, when the present church building was constructed. The church was built out of local materials and features two front doors, one for men and one for women. It was the common custom for men and women to sit on opposite sides of the church. The church is still
Falling Creek Methodist Church (<i>southeast corner view; marker visible near door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
3. Falling Creek Methodist Church (southeast corner view; marker visible near door)
in use today and is open to the public every day. A one-room schoolhouse was also built on the site in 1887 and was in use until the mid 1930s. The school building is no longer standing.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Falling Creek Falls Community
 
Also see . . .
1. Falling Creek Church website. This link presents various photographs of the church interior. (Submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Falling Creek Methodist Church (<i>south side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
4. Falling Creek Methodist Church (south side view)
Falling Creek Methodist Church Cemetery (<i>located behind church</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
5. Falling Creek Methodist Church Cemetery (located behind church)
Falling Creek Methodist Church Sign (<i>turn here to access marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
6. Falling Creek Methodist Church Sign (turn here to access marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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